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Posted on 11:14pm on February 22nd 2012
Follow the WYD Cross: App for Smartphones

The World Youth Day team in Rio has released an iPhone App, allowing you to follow the journey of the WYD cross wherever you are! Click here to find out more.

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Posted on 3:22am on February 21st 2012
What are the WYD "Youth Festival" Events?

Every international World Youth Day includes a “Youth Festival” – which involves several days of cultural events to engage pilgrims in Christian life. Listen to the latest episode of Xt3's 'All About World Youth Day' podcast to find out more!

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Posted on 6:03am on February 17th 2012
An Explanation of the Official World Youth Day 2013 Logo

On the evening of Tuesday, February 7th, the official logo for World Youth Day 2013 was unveiled in the event’s host city, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Click here for a full explanation of the symbolism behind the logo for World Youth Day 2013!

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Posted on 11:30pm on February 15th 2012
Xt3's World Youth Day Podcast - New Episodes on the 'Days in the Diocese' and 'WYD Catechesis'

World Youth Day pilgrims normally attend a 'Days in the Diocese' program, and participate in 'Catechesis' sessions during the WYD week. But what do these events actually involve? Find out in the latest episodes of Xt3's 'All About World Youth Day' podcast!

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Posted on 10:42pm on February 14th 2012
Madrid Youth Travel to Rome, Thank Pope for World Youth Day 2011

On 2 April 2012, Pope Benedict XVI will meet with young people from Spain, who will thank the Pope for choosing Madrid to host the last World Youth Day and, above all, for the fruits produced by his trip to Spain. Watch this video for more.

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Posted on 11:06pm on February 13th 2012
Countdown to WYD Rio with Harvest Pilgrimages

With just 18 months to go until Rio de Janeiro welcomes pilgrims from every corner of the globe for World Youth Day 2013, Australian travel agency, Harvest Pilgrimages is working around the clock. Visit this article to read more about the official WYD tour providers for pilgrims from Australia & New Zealand.

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Posted on 12:27am on February 8th 2012
The Artist Behind the WYD13 Logo

25-year-old Gustavo Huguenin read the whole chapter of the Gospel of Matthew, before designing what would become the official World Youth Day logo for 2013. His design was chosen from thousands of entries! Visit this article to read more.

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Posted on 11:21pm on February 7th 2012
Official Logo for World Youth Day 2013 - Now Released!

The official logo for World Youth Day 2013 has been released at a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, on 7 February 2012. Take a look at the logo here on Xt3!

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Posted on 4:24am on February 6th 2012
What are the "World Youth Day Patrons"?

Have you heard of the 'World Youth Day Patrons'? They are holy men and women, usually Saints or Blesseds, who serve as an example for pilgrims planning to attend World Youth Day. Listen to the latest episode of Xt3's 'All About World Youth Day' podcast to find out more!

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Posted on 11:16pm on February 2nd 2012
World Youth Day Logo to be Unveiled

The official logo for the 2013 World Youth Day in Brazil will be unveiled on Feb. 7 at the event headquarters in Rio de Janeiro. The original launch date of Feb. 1 was postponed because of the collapse of two large buildings in downtown Rio on Jan. 25. Read about it here

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