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Despite Protests, Archbishop Assures Safety at World Youth Day

Last edited 23rd June 2013

Despite Protests, Archbishop Assures Safety at World Youth Day

The archbishop of Rio de Janeiro has reassured young people planning to attend World Youth Day that the protests occurring in various cities in Brazil will not affect the massive event. Archbishop Orani Joao Tempesta told Vatican Radio June 21 he has spoken with Brazilian intelligence officials who have guaranteed that World Youth Day will be a safe event.

Millions have taken part in protests across Brazil in recent days, over an increase in the cost of public transportation, the high costs of the 2014 World Cup and demanding an end to government corruption. Visit this article to read more.


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