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Posted on 5:02am on October 24th 2011
The Brazil That Will Welcome World Youth Day

When thousands of pilgrim youth descend on Brazil in 2013 for World Youth Day, they will find a Church in the midst of renewal, despite momentous challenges. Click here to read about the current status of the Catholic Church in Brazil.

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Posted on 4:41am on October 19th 2011
Saint Peter of Alcantara - Patron of Brazil, Feast Day 18 October

18 October was the feast day of the Patron Saint of Brazil, Saint Peter of Alcantara. Listen to Xt3’s ‘Getting to Know the Saints of Brazil’ podcast to learn more about this saint, who fasted daily and slept for only an hour and a half every night!

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Posted on 12:15am on October 18th 2011
Rio's Redeemer Statue Turns 80: Famous Landmark Will Welcome Pilgrims to Next WYD

Christ the Redeemer, the great statue that looks down on Rio de Janeiro from atop Corcovado Mountain, has just "celebrated" its 80th birthday. The statue will be a central feature of the World Youth Day pilgrimage in 2013, as Rio prepares to welcome pilgrims from around the world.

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Posted on 4:01am on October 17th 2011
Our Lady of Aparceida - Patroness of Brazil

Have a listen to Xt3's 'Saints of Brazil' podcast as you prepare for World Youth Day 2013 in Rio! The latest episode is on Our Lady of Aparceida. As the co-Patron of Brazil, along with St. Peter of Alcantara, WYD13 pilgrims are encouraged to entrust their journey to Rio into Her hands.

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Posted on 11:49pm on October 12th 2011
“Go and Make Disciples of All Nations!”

Visit this article to read the full text of Pope Benedict XVI's announcement of the theme for WYD 2013 in Rio de Janeiro. The theme is: “Go and Make Disciples of All Nations!" Will you take up this call?

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Posted on 11:05pm on October 10th 2011
Saint Sebastian - Patron Saint of Rio de Janeiro

Xt3.com is helping you to get to know the Saints of Brazil in preparation for World Youth Day 2013! Visit Xt3's Saints of Brazil podcast to learn about the life of Saint Sebastian, a martyr who never lived in Brazil, yet has been named the Patron Saint of Rio de Janeiro due to his example of Christian strength and faith.

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Posted on 11:43pm on October 5th 2011
'The Saints of Brazil' - New Podcast on Xt3

Xt3.com is helping you get to know the Saints of Brazil in preparation for World Youth Day 2013! So have a listen to Xt3's new podcast series, in which we will be profiling a different Saint from Brazil and South America every few days. The first episode tells the story of Blessed Adilio Daronch, a teenage missionary and martyr.

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Posted on 5:53am on October 5th 2011
Register Your Interest for World Youth Day 2013 in Rio!

It is never too early to put your name down for accommodation for World Youth Day 2013 in Rio! Visit the official WYD Rio website, and you can sign up either as a member of the Press, or as a WYD participant. Start spreading the word...

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Posted on 11:07pm on October 3rd 2011
World Youth Day 2013 Logo Competition

WYD organizers have launched a competition to find a logo World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro! Watch this video for all the details.

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Posted on 11:54pm on September 27th 2011
World Youth Day 2013 Promo Video – See You in Rio!

World Youth Day 2013 is less than 2 years away. Are you ready? Watch this promo video and be prepared for the journey of a life time from 22-28 July 2013 in Rio!

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