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Posted on 11:56pm on July 3rd 2013
WYD LIVE on Xt3 - Full Schedule of WYD2013 Events!

Xt3 will be streaming all the major events from World Youth Day 2013 in Rio - live! Visit our live webcast page for all the action: www.xt3.com/wydlive

Here for a full schedule of WYD2013 events - pass it on!

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Posted on 4:53am on July 3rd 2013
Priest Brothers Team Up to Send Poor to WYD

A trio of brothers, two of them priests, have teamed up to bring poor Brazilians to Rio for this month's World Youth Day. Find out more in this article!

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Posted on 11:46pm on July 1st 2013
WYD Official Hymn Released in Many Languages

The World Youth Day organising committee has released 11 different versions of the Official Song for WYD2013 in Rio - in various languages! Click here to listen to the song in your language of choice.

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Posted on 6:16am on July 1st 2013
What Will Be in the WYD2013 Pilgrim Kit?

One of the many exciting things about being a World Youth Day pilgrim is receiving the pilgrim kit! Here is a list of what you will find in the pilgrim kit for WYD2013 in Rio: Cap, T-shirt, Meal card, Transportation card, Pilgrim ID, Crucifix, Cultural and Liturgical Program Guide, Pilgrim Guide, Discipulus book, Liturgy book, Water bottle and Backpack.

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Posted on 6:11am on July 1st 2013
World Youth Day Minute News Update - Episode 10

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 28 June 2013, and talks about the online prayer campaign for WYD, the recent protests in Rio and safety for pilgrims, as well as what will be in the pilgrim kit!

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Posted on 12:07am on July 1st 2013
Pope's Prayer Intention for July 2013 - World Youth Day

This month, the Holy Father has asked Catholics everywhere to pray: "That World Youth Day in Brazil may encourage all young Christians to become disciples and missionaries of the Gospel." In this video, Fr. Kubicki reflects on Pope Benedict's mission intention for July 2013.

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Posted on 4:28am on June 28th 2013
WYD Vocations Fair - Pope to Hear Confessions & Relic of St. Therese of Lisieux on Display

Pope Francis will hear the confessions five youths, three men and two women during his visit to the Vocations Fair in Quinta da Boa Vista, on the 26th of July. The young people, three Brazilians, one Venezuelan and one Italian, were surprised by the news and were selected at random! Visit this article to read more.

Also at the Vocations Fair, relics of St. Therese de Lisieux will be exposed in a chapel. For all the details, click here.

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Posted on 11:32pm on June 26th 2013
Pope Francis to Celebrate Mass in Former Jesuit Location during WYD

Pope Francis, a Jesuit, will be leading the Vigil with young people and celebrating the Final Mass in Guaratiba during World Youth Day. The region used to be a part of the Hacienda Santa Cruz, which was run by Jesuit fathers in colonial Brazil. Read more here.

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Posted on 11:47pm on June 25th 2013
How Does Catechesis Take Place at WYD?

One of the traditional activities of World Youth Day is catechesis. During WYD2013 in Rio, which will take place 24-26 July, the catechesis program will begin at 9am with praise conducted by a group of volunteers. Then, the catechist bishop will begin the proclamation. Read more here.

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Posted on 11:45pm on June 25th 2013
Send Your Prayer Intentions for Papal Mass at Brazilian Shrine

The Catholic faithful from around the world are invited to send their prayer intentions to the Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida for the Mass that Pope Francis will celebrate there during his visit to Brazil in July. Click here for all the details.

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