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Posted on 11:31pm on July 22nd 2012
One Year until World Youth Day 2013 in Rio!

In 365 days, next year's World Youth Day will take place in Rio de Janeiro. It will kick off on July 23rd and run until the 28th. To celebrate, the official WYD song will be released in coming days. Watch this video for the latest on WYD 2013!

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Posted on 11:15pm on July 22nd 2012
Celebrating 10 Years since John Paul II's last World Youth Day

23 July 2012 marks ten years since John Paul II led his very last World Youth Day, which took place in Toronto, 2002. Despite his age, the Polish Pope showed inner strength and energy, while encouraging the youth to not fear the pain that life can bring. He also told them to seize the moment by striving to be saints, from a young age. Watch this video for some of the highlights of WYD2002!

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Posted on 12:04am on July 20th 2012
Aussies visit Rio de Janeiro for WYD2013 Preparation

A group of Australian pilgrimage coordinators have recently returned from Rio de Janeiro with a heightened enthusiasm to encourage pilgrims to attend World Youth Day in 2013. The group of 15 pilgrimage coordinators spent several days in Rio visiting the sites for major events, possible accommodation options and getting a feel for this vibrant and exciting city. Click here to read more about Australia's plans for WYD2013 in Rio!

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Posted on 12:01am on July 19th 2012
Young People Flood Rio for Launch of WYD2013 Prayer

On the evening of July 13, thousands of young people flocked to Rio de Janeiro for the release of the official World Youth Day prayer as preparations for next year's global youth event continue. Visit this article to read more - or take a look at the Official World Youth Day 2013 Prayer on Xt3!

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Posted on 4:13am on July 17th 2012
St. Andrew Kim & Companions - WYD Patron of the Week

Saint Andrew Kim was the first native Korean priest. He died has a martyr in the 1800s, and has been chosen as one of the intercessors for World Youth Day 2013 in Rio. Learn more about his life here on Xt3!

Don't forget, you can listen to Xt3's 'Patron of the Week' stories by visiting this podcast.

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Posted on 4:15am on July 14th 2012
World Youth Day 2013 - Official Prayer Released!

On Friday 13 July 2012, the World Youth Day office in Rio released the Official Prayer for WYD2013! Click here to access the prayer on Xt3.

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Posted on 7:39am on July 12th 2012
First Official Trailer Launched for WYD2013 in Rio

The next World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro is just about one year away. The organizers have released a video inviting all young people to take part in the celebration between 23-28 July 2013!

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Posted on 6:12am on July 9th 2012
Saint George - WYD2013 Patron of the Week

We have all seen the image - St. George, dressed as an English Knight, riding a white horse, and slaying a dragon. But is this the real story of St. George? Visit this page to find out, as we profile St. George as our World Youth Day 2013 Patron of the Week!

You can now download Xt3's Patron of the Week stories as a podcast!

WYD2013 News

Posted on 12:27am on July 6th 2012
How Are You Preparing for WYD? Send Your Story to Rio!

Are you going to World Youth Day next year? If so, the World Youth Day office in Rio de Janeiro wants to hear from you! Send your testimony and photo to comunic@rio2013.com, and answer the question, "How are you preparing for WYD Rio2013?". Click here to read more!

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Posted on 4:30am on July 5th 2012
Feast of Blessed Pier Giorgio - Intercessor for WYD2013

On 4 July, we celebrated the feast day of one of the official intercessors for World Youth Day 2013. Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati was a vibrant young outdoorsman who combined a deep love for Christ, a desire to serve the needy, and a mission to imbue society and politics with Christian ideals. Visit this article to read more!

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