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Posted on 11:29pm on June 3rd 2012
Brazil's Copacabana Beach, Air Force Base to be Main WYD Sites in Rio

A Brazilian bishop has revealed that Copacabana Beach and the Santa Cruz Air Base will be the venues for the main events of World Youth Day Rio 2013! Click here to find out more.

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Posted on 1:04am on June 1st 2012
Young People See WYD Cross as Sign of God's Love

Young people look at the World Youth Day Cross "as a sign of God’s love for us," said Father Toninho, the national coordinator of the pilgrimage of the WYD Cross in Brazil. In this interview, Father Toninho shares some very moving stories about how the WYD Cross is changing the lives of those who encounter it throughout Brazil.

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Posted on 11:50pm on May 30th 2012
Registrations for WYD2013 Open July 2012

The WYD 2013 head office in Rio de Janeiro is preparing to welcome hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from around the world! You will be able to register on the official WYD website from July 2012, one year before World Youth Day. Click here to find out more.

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Posted on 11:50pm on May 29th 2012
New Video on the WYD Patron Saints

Take a look at this short video summary, explaining the story behind each of the Patron Saints for World Youth Day 2013 in Rio!

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Posted on 6:20am on May 29th 2012
Learn More About the WYD2013 Patron Saints

Pilgrims who attend World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro will have 5 key Patron Saints as spiritual guides for the journey, as well as 13 intercessors to inspire them. In this article, get to know the story behind five key Patrons - Our Lady of Aparecida, Saint Sebastian, Saint Antônio Galvão de Santana, Saint Therese of Lisieux, and Blessed John Paul II - for WYD2013!

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Posted on 12:14am on May 28th 2012
Official Patron Saints for World Youth Day 2013!

On Pentecost Sunday 2012, the names of the official Patron Saints for World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro were announced!

Patrons: Our Lady of Aparecida, Saint Sebastian, Saint Antônio Galvão de Santana, Saint Therese of Lisieux, Blessed John Paul II.

Intercessors: Saint Rosa de Lima, Saint Teresa de Los Andes, Saint Laura Vicuña, Blessed José de Anchieta, Blessed Albertina Berkenbrock, Blessed Chiara Luce Badano, Blessed Irmã Dulce, Blessed Adílio Daronch, Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, Blessed Isidore Bakanja, Blessed Frederick Ozanam, Saint George, Saints Andrew Kim and Companions.

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Posted on 1:19am on May 25th 2012
Highlights of the Journey of the WYD Cross & Icon in Brazil

Take a look at these video highlights as the World Youth Day Cross makes its way through the cities of São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Recife and Natal in Brazil!

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Posted on 12:37am on May 22nd 2012
Patron Saints for WYD2013 to be announced Pentecost Sunday

On Sunday 27 May, young people around the world will know the names of the official Patrons for World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro! The WYD Patrons will be announced after a Pentecost Feast Day Mass, celebrated by Archbishop Tempesta, President of the Local Organising Committee, in Rio de Janeiro. Click here to find out more!

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Posted on 2:34am on May 16th 2012
Official Song for WYD2013 to be Released in July 2012

On 29 July 2012, marking one year until World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, the World Youth Day office will release the official song! Click here to find out more.

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Posted on 11:00pm on May 13th 2012
Second Music Track Launched for WYD2013 in Rio!

As we approach World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, the WYD team will be releasing three CDs with music tracks, to help pilgrims prepare for July 2013! The first track was released in 2011, with the title 'On my chest, I bear a Cross'. And now the WYD team has released a second CD, with the title 'Youth who Sing'. Find out more in this story from Rome Reports.

You can watch the official WYD music videos for Track 1 and Track 2 on Xt3!

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