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Posted on 12:11am on July 3rd 2012
Blessed Chiara Luce Badano - WYD Patron of the Week

Chiara “Luce” Badano was an Italian member of the Focolare Movement , who died at the age of 19. Even though she lived a short life on earth, she has left a lasting impact on young people everywhere. Chiara has been chosen as one the intercessors for World Youth Day 2013 in Rio. Click here for the story of Blessed Chiara Luce Badano!

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Posted on 12:03am on June 29th 2012
Do You Have Questions About World Youth Day?

How many World Youth Days have there been? Why does each WYD have a theme? What happens at the WYD Final Mass? For answers to these questions and more, visit Xt3's All About World Youth Day podcast!

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Posted on 12:46am on June 26th 2012
Official Australian Promo Video for World Youth Day 2013!

World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro will be held from 23-38 July 2013. Here is the official promo video for Australian World Youth Day pilgrims. Start getting excited - will you be there?

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Posted on 6:26am on June 25th 2012
Blessed Albertina Berkenbrock - WYD Patron of the Week

Every week, Xt3 will release a brief profile on one of the 18 patron saints and intercessors, chosen for World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro. This week we are looking at the story of Blessed Albertina Berkenbrock, a 12-year-old martyr for purity.

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Posted on 2:04am on June 19th 2012
Official Prayer for WYD2013 to be Launched 13 July 2012

On Friday 13 July, the city of Rio de Janeiro will celebrate one year until World Youth Day 2013 with an evening of celebration, music and prayer. During this celebration, the Official Prayer for World Youth Day 2013 will be launched! Click here to read more.

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Posted on 12:45am on June 18th 2012
Archbishop Tempesta's Message for WYD Pilgrims

Archbishop Tempesta of Rio de Janeiro has released a message for pilgrims preparing to travel to Brazil for World Youth Day 2013. In his message, the Archbishop reminds young people that the Church depends on their energy and faithfulness to shape the future of the Catholic Church! Click here to read more.

WYD2013 News

Posted on 7:13am on June 14th 2012
Christ the Redeemer May be Open 24/7 During WYD 2013

The main symbol of Rio de Janeiro, the Christ the Redeemer statue, is preparing for the increased flow of visitors during World Youth Day in July 2013. At a meeting on June 2nd, WYD2013 organisers announced a proposal to open Christ the Redeemer to visitors for 24 hours per day! Click here to read more.

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Posted on 11:45pm on June 13th 2012
Fundraising Ideas for World Youth Day 2013

As a youth minister it is always a challenge coming up with new ways to fundraise! So click here for some great ideas to help you prepare for World Youth Day 2013 in Rio.

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Posted on 5:20am on June 12th 2012
Another Great Promo Video from the WYD2013 Office

This video is not in English - but you can certainly still appreciate its message! Take a look at the latest promo video to be released by the official World Youth Day 2013 office in Rio de Janeiro. Will you be there?

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Posted on 11:53pm on June 6th 2012
WYD2013 Official Song will be Released 29 July 2012

Marking the one-year countdown until World Youth Day, the Official Song for WYD2013 will be announced on 29 July 2012 in Rio de Janeiro. The WYD Office has been running a competition throughout Brazil to find the lyrics for the official song - there were 180 entries in total! Click here to read more.

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