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Posted on 10:40pm on March 20th 2012
Why are World Youth Day Attendees Called “Pilgrims”?

During the first World Youth Days, Blessed John Paul II emphasised that the young people who took up the call to join the Pope in meetings around the world, were similar to the pilgrims of the early Christian Church. Listen to the latest episode of Xt3's podcast to find out why those who attend World Youth Day are called "pilgrims".

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Posted on 10:46pm on March 19th 2012
WYD2013 - Official Promo Video from the WYD Team in Rio

The World Youth Day team in Rio de Janeiro have released a video to promote the official launch of the WYD2013 logo. Take a look at the video here - and share it with your friends as we countdown to World Youth Day in July 2013.

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Posted on 10:58pm on March 15th 2012
New Blog to Share Your World Youth Day Experience

Did you attend World Youth Day in Madrid? Share your experience with pilgrims from around the world in this new blog!

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Posted on 11:25pm on March 13th 2012
“Christ is Waiting For You with Open Arms,” Says Cardinal Rylko to WYD13 Pilgrims

While standing at the site of the famous Christ the Redeemer statute in Rio de Janeiro, Cardinal Rylko invited young people everywhere to come to World Youth Day 2013, where "Christ’s open arms are ready to embrace all of the world’s youth with infinite love”. Visit this article to read more.

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Posted on 6:51am on March 12th 2012
What Happens at the World Youth Day Final Mass?

The closing Mass, which is celebrated by the Pope, is the final official event held at each World Youth Day. It is also the largest event of the week! Listen to the latest episode of Xt3's All About WYD podcast, and find out what you will experience at the most exciting World Youth Day event.

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Posted on 11:12pm on March 6th 2012
Pope May Receive a 10 Foot Gift from Organizers of WYD2013

Organizers of World Youth Day in Rio are hoping to give the Pope a gift during Mass on Palm Sunday. In preparation for World Youth Day 2013, they want to give the Pope a 10 foot replica of their famous Christ the Redeemer statue. Watch this video for more.

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Posted on 11:35pm on March 5th 2012
WYD13 Organizers: "Youth are the Key to New Evangelization"

On a recent trip to Rio de Janeiro for World Youth Day 2013 preparations, Cardinal Stanislaw Rylko, head of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, said the conversion of young people is essential for evangelizing formerly Christian societies. Visit this article to read more from Rio!

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Posted on 4:33am on March 4th 2012
Vatican Delegation in Brazil Preparing for WYD 2013

The local World Youth Day organizing committee in Rio has met with a delegation from the Pontifical Council for the Laity, to discuss plans for World Youth Day 2013. Visit this article for an update on plans for this big event, which is only 508 days away!

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Posted on 11:04pm on February 28th 2012
What is the "Way of the Cross"? Why Does it Take Place at WYD?

The “Way of the Cross”, also known as the “Via Crucis” in Latin, refers to an artistic or devotional representation of the final hours of Jesus’ Passion and Death on the Cross. Reciting the Way of the Cross has become a World Youth Day tradition! Listen to the latest episode of Xt3's 'All About WYD' podcast to find out why.

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Posted on 3:52am on February 28th 2012
World Youth Day 2013 - Fundraising Ideas

Fundraising is a necessary step for any group planning to attend World Youth Day. Click here for some fundraising ideas to get you on the road to Rio for WYD2013! And make sure you leave a comment to let us know what fundraising activities have worked for you.

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