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Posted on 10:46pm on January 9th 2012
WYD13 Official Website Re-Launched

The official website for World Youth Day 2013 has a new look! Click here to take a look at the updated website... there is still only limited English information, but keep checking the page for updates as we get closer to WYD Rio.

WYD2013 News

Posted on 11:42pm on January 5th 2012
Rio is More Than Football & Carnival Celebrations

According to Archbishop Orani João Tempesta, Rio has a lot more to offer than the common stereotypes of football, carnivals and violence. In a recent interview, the Archbishop spoke about the choice of his city to host the next World Youth Day in 2013, and explained how Rio will prepare to welcome the youth of the world!

WYD2013 News

Posted on 4:16am on January 5th 2012
Virtual Tour of the 'Christ the Redeemer' Statue

Rio de Janeiro's 'Christ the Redeemer' statue towers above the great city that will host the 2013 World Youth Day! Take a look at this video for a virtual tour of the statue, which will pose as a popular stop-over for WYD pilgrims as they make their way to Rio.

WYD2013 News

Posted on 2:58am on January 3rd 2012
World Youth Day Cross Arrives in Jundiaí Diocese

The Brazilian diocese of Jundiaí has welcomed the World Youth Day Cross and Icon. Watch this video to take part in the celebration, as the Cross is welcomed in true Brazilian style!

WYD2013 News

Posted on 5:37am on December 28th 2011
First App Released for WYD2013 in Rio de Janeiro

The first smart phone application for World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, called "iJuventude”, is now available in Portuguese. Watch this video for more.

WYD2013 News

Posted on 11:13pm on December 22nd 2011
Christmas in Rio de Janeiro - World's Largest Floating Christmas Tree!

Rio de Janeiro will be hosting the next international World Youth Day in 2013. The city is renowned for its strong Catholic heritage, which is why it is no surprise that Rio is now home to the world's largest floating Christmas tree! Take a look at this video to witness the great Christmas symbol, as it lights up the city of Rio.

WYD2013 News

Posted on 10:59pm on December 20th 2011
Celebrating the World Youth Day Cross in Brazil

Watch this video to see crowds of people in Brazil - young and old, lay and religious - dance with joy at a concert to celebrate the arrival of the World Youth Day cross!

WYD2013 News

Posted on 10:17pm on December 14th 2011
Dates Confirmed for World Youth Day 2013

World Youth Day 2013 has been set for July 23-28 in Rio de Janeiro! The decision was made by the Pontifical Council for the Laity, which is responsible for organizing the event, as well as a local organizing committee from Brazil. They are currently meeting in Rome and are expected to shortly release the logo for the next WYD... click here to find out more.

WYD2013 News

Posted on 10:32pm on December 13th 2011
Veneration of the WYD Cross - Brazilian Style!

Take a look at this video footage of the young people of Brazil venerating the World Youth Day cross, as it makes its way through the country on the road to Rio de Janeiro for WYD2013.

WYD2013 News

Posted on 11:11pm on December 12th 2011
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe: Patroness of the Americas

December 12th is the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. As Patroness of the Americas, we can turn to Our Lady of Guadalupe this week, and ask for her intercession for a successful World Youth Day 2013 in Rio! Watch this video to learn more about the miracle of Guadalupe.

Visit Xt3's 'Saints of Brazil' podcast for a reflection on this very special feast!

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