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Pope Francis to Celebrate Mass in Former Jesuit Location during WYD

Last edited 26th June 2013

Pope Francis to Celebrate Mass in Former Jesuit Location during WYD

Pope Francis, a Jesuit, will be leading the Vigil with young people and celebrating the Final Mass in Guaratiba during World Youth Day. The region used to be a part of the Hacienda Santa Cruz, which was run by Jesuit fathers during the XVI century, in colonial Brazil. This historic fact is part of a research project by Diogo da Silva Cardoso, a doctoral candidate in geography at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.


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