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Rio de Janeiro City Creates Committee for WYD 2013

Last edited 3rd November 2011

The Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes, has established a committee as the city begins preparations for WYD 2013. Members of the committee include Rio’s Chief secretary, Luiz Antônio Guaraná, who will serve as Executive coordinator, Carlos Roberto Osório will serve as Operations coordinator and Antônio Pedro Figueira de Mello who will look after the logistics. The committee will act as a liaison between the state government and the Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro.

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About Rio de Janeiro - Preparing for World Youth Day 2013

Last edited 19th July 2012

Rio de Janeiro is the second largest city of Brazil, and is the most visited city in the southern hemisphere! There are 191million people in Brazil (it is the 5th largest country by population), and there are approximately 11 million people living in Rio de Janeiro.

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Last Chance to Enter the WYD 2013 Logo Competition!

Last edited 26th October 2011

Imagine the privilege of having a logo designed by YOU, shown to the Pope and to the world? Over a month ago, the Archdiocese of Rio launched a competition to find a logo World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro. Entries close on 31 October - so act quickly and get your entry in.

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The Brazil That Will Welcome World Youth Day

Last edited 24th October 2011

When thousands of pilgrim youth descend on Brazil in 2013 for World Youth Day, they will find a Church in the midst of renewal, despite momentous challenges. In fact, the Church in Brazil is witnessing a 700% growth in vocations already!

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Rio's Redeemer Statue Turns 80: Famous Landmark Will Welcome Pilgrims to Next WYD

Last edited 16th October 2011

Christ the Redeemer, the 125-foot, 699-ton, statue that looks down on Rio de Janeiro from atop Corcovado Mountain has just "celebrated" its 80th birthday. The famous statue officially became part of the Brazilian landscape on Oct. 12, 1931.

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“Go and Make Disciples of All Nations!” - Full Text of the Holy Father's Announcement of the Theme for WYD2013

Last edited 13th February 2013

During his General Audience on 24 August 2011, the Holy Father reflected on his time in Madrid for World Youth Day 2011, and then announced the theme for the next international World Youth Day, to be held in 2013 in Rio de Janeiro. The theme will be: “Go and Make Disciples of All Nations!”

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Register Your Interest for World Youth Day 2013 in Rio!

Last edited 6th October 2011

It is never too early to put your name down for accommodation for World Youth Day 2013 in Rio! Visit the official WYD Rio website, and you can sign up either as a member of the Press, or as a WYD participant. Start spreading the word... visit: http://en.rio2013.com/cadastro/.

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Competition Launched to Find Next 'Logo' for World Youth Day 2013

Last edited 3rd October 2011

WYD organizers have launched a competition to find a logo World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro! Watch this video for all the details... or visit the official website: www.rio2013.com

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World Youth Day 2013 Promo Video - See You in Rio!

Last edited 28th September 2011

World Youth Day 2013 is less than 2 years away. Are you ready? Watch this promo video and be prepared for the journey of a life time from 22-28 July 2013 in Rio!

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Rio de Janeiro's "Christ the Redeemer" Statue Turns 80

Last edited 23rd September 2011

Brazil's most popular symbol, the statue of "Christ the Redeemer" - which you will see in Rio during WYD2013 - turns 80 on 12 October. Rio de Janeiro will celebrate this in style with these amazing images will take a look back at its history. Watch this video to find out more!

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