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Popes Put Personal Stamp on World Youth Day Celebrations

Last edited 10th July 2013

Popes Put Personal Stamp on World Youth Day Celebrations

Blessed John Paul II rallied young Catholics, Pope Benedict XVI instructed them and Pope Francis is preparing to send them out on mission. When he travels to Rio de Janeiro for World Youth Day, Pope Francis - the former archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina - will be continuing a tradition begun by Blessed John Paul in Buenos Aires in 1987, gathering Catholic youths from around the world together for several intense days of faith-building and celebration.

Pope Francis inherited WYD Rio from Pope Benedict, who chose the theme: "Go and make disciples of all nations." It's a theme that's right up Pope Francis' alley. Visit this article to read more.


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