Rio 2013

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WYD2013 News

Posted on 11:45pm on July 9th 2013
Statement on Safety and Security in Rio for Australian Pilgrims

In recent weeks grassroots protests have taken place in Brazil. The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference would like to reassure leaders, pilgrims and their families that the safety and well-being of pilgrims is our first priority. Click here to their statement.

WYD2013 News

Posted on 11:41pm on July 9th 2013
WYD Pilgrim Kits to be Distributed from 15th July

WYD Rio2013 pilgrims will be able to pick up their kits starting on the 15th of this month at two locations: Santa Cruz and the Sambodromo. The locations are pre-determined in a voucher that will be sent by email. Distribution will continue until July 27. Organisers recommend that pilgrims pick up the kits between July 15th and 21st. Read more here...

WYD2013 News

Posted on 11:28pm on July 9th 2013
Pope Grants Indulgences for World Youth Day

Pope Francis will grant a plenary indulgence – a remission of all temporal punishment due to sin – to World Youth Day Catholic participants, the Vatican announced in a decree released on July 9. Click here to find out what an indulgence is!

WYD2013 News

Posted on 11:39pm on July 8th 2013
All About Campus Fidei - Site of the WYD Final Mass

Campus Fidei in Guaratiba will host the Vigil and the Final Mass, presided over by Pope Francis on July 27th and 28th. The field features 22 sections with 32 service stations. Each section has infrastructure that includes restrooms, drinking water, snack shops and adoration tents. Click here to find out how the venue will work during WYD!

WYD2013 News

Posted on 10:50pm on July 8th 2013
Commissioning Mass for Sydney's WYD2013 Pilgrims

Many of the young pilgrims heading to South America and World Youth Day in Rio gathered at St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney on Friday night for a Commissioning Mass followed by a get together. Take a look at some of the highlights from the Mass in this video!

WYD2013 News

Posted on 4:12am on July 8th 2013
You Can Blog about World Youth Day on Xt3.com!

Share your World Youth Day experience by keeping an online blog on Xt3 that you can share with your parish, your friends and all those who have helped you fundraise for your pilgrimage. Watch this instruction video on how to create and maintain a blog on Xt3.

WYD2013 News

Posted on 11:50pm on July 7th 2013
"World Youth Day Minute" News Update - Episode 11

Here is another episode of "World Youth Day Minute", featuring the latest English news from the WYD2013 organising committee in Rio. This episode was recorded on 5 July 2013, and talks about finding out where your catechesis will take place, a reminder to bring some warm clothes as it is winter in Rio, and an update about the construction of the stages for WYD events.

WYD2013 News

Posted on 11:49pm on July 4th 2013
The Saints and Blesseds of World Youth Day

Pope Benedict XVI assigned 18 Saints and Blesseds as special patrons and intercessors for young men and women attending Rio's World Youth Day this July. In this article Fr. Tom Rosica of Salt + Light T.V. reflects on each of these 18 striking role models for young people today.

WYD2013 News

Posted on 11:47pm on July 4th 2013
Pilgrims with Disabilities to Have Special Attention at WYD

Pilgrims with physical, hearing, visual and intellectual disabilities will have all the support and assistance necessary to participate in the catechesis activities and main events in Rio de Janeiro, without losing any of the World Youth Day experience, the WYD office has announced. Visit this article to read more.

WYD2013 News

Posted on 2:12am on July 4th 2013
Feast of Blessed Pier Giorgio - Patron for WYD2013

Today (4 July) is the feast day of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, one of the intercessors for World Youth Day 2013 in Rio. Pier Giorgio Frassati was born in Turin, Italy on Holy Saturday, April 6, 1901. From a young age he developed a deep spiritual life which he never hesitated to share with his friends. In 1918 he joined the St. Vincent de Paul Society and dedicated much of his spare time to serving the sick and the needy.

Click here to read more about his life, or visit Xt3's Patron Saint Podcast to reflect on Blessed Pier Giorgio's example!

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