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Joy in Rio as Youth Gear up for 2013

Last edited 24th August 2011

Joy in Rio as Youth Gear up for 2013

It was only 7 a.m. and a throng of Brazilian young people had been awake for hours. Smiles lit up their tired faces: The Pope is coming here.
The youth who gathered Saturday and early Sunday morning for the Madrid-Rio WYD vigil -- an event enabling the Brazilians to follow the papal events live from Madrid -- welcomed with elation Benedict XVI's announcement of the next WYD host city.


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