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Posted on 1:34am on June 25th 2013
"World Youth Day Minute" News Update - Episode 9

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 21 June 2013, and talks about the new pilgrim information phone line, the latest email update for volunteers, and how to register for the Graffiti Art contest.

WYD2013 News

Posted on 11:49pm on June 24th 2013
Christ the Redeemer & Sugar Loaf, Longer Opening Hours during WYD

Two of the main Brazilian tourist attractions, the Bondinho (Sugarloaf cable car) and the statue of Christ the Redeemer, will be open longer hours and will have a special schedule during World Youth Day. Tickets sales will be exclusively online. Click here for all the details.

WYD2013 News

Posted on 11:48pm on June 24th 2013
Pope to Greet Faithful from Popemobile while in Aparecida for WYD

During his trip to Brazil for World Youth Day 2013, on Wednesday 24 July, Pope Francis will visit the National Shrine of Aparecida in São Paulo. The Holy Father will travel in the Popemobile through the city for 45 minutes. Visit this article to find out more.

WYD2013 News

Posted on 11:49pm on June 23rd 2013
Despite Protests, Archbishop Assures Safety at WYD

The Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro has reassured young people planning to attend World Youth Day that the protests occurring in various cities in Brazil will not affect the massive event. Archbishop Orani Joao Tempesta told Vatican Radio June 21 he has spoken with Brazilian intelligence officials who have guaranteed that World Youth Day will be a safe event. Click here to read more.

WYD2013 News

Posted on 11:48pm on June 23rd 2013
#Pray4WYD

Here is a new promo video from the WYD office in Rio - promoting the hashtag #Pray4WYD. With less than a month to go, it is so important to support the Holy Father's journey to Brazil with our prayers!

Join the prayer campaign here: http://www.mayfeelings.com/JMJRIO2013/jmj.php

WYD2013 News

Posted on 11:09pm on June 20th 2013
Aussie Pilgrims Prepare Physically as Well as Spiritually for WYD13 in Rio

Sydney's 400-plus World Youth Day pilgrims are not only preparing spiritually for Rio 2013 which begins in just over five weeks but are in training to make sure they are physically fit for the five days they'll be volunteer builders laying concrete pathways and staircases in the shanty hillside towns of Lima, Peru. Read more here.

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Posted on 11:07pm on June 20th 2013
St. Pedro Calungsod, the Young Martyr that Filipinos will bring to Rio

On the occasion of the 28th World Youth Day, 38 pilgrims will depart from the Philippines to tell the world the story of St. Pedro Calungsod, the 18 year-old missionary martyr beatified by John Paul II in 2000 and canonized by Benedict XVI in 2012! Visit this article to read more.

WYD2013 News

Posted on 12:13am on June 20th 2013
WYD Rio to Have English-Speaking Welcome Center

World Youth Day facilities in Rio de Janeiro, July 23-28, will include a special Welcome Center for English-Speaking pilgrims. The site will feature prayer and worship experiences, music, media and videos, motivational speakers, cultural presentations and networking activities. Click here to read more.

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Posted on 11:58pm on June 18th 2013
WYD 2013 Sheet Music with English Lyrics

Get into the World Youth Day spirit by learning the official WYD song... Click here to download the sheet music for the Official WYD 2013 Anthem with English lyrics!

WYD2013 News

Posted on 11:00pm on June 18th 2013
Urgent Update for Australian WYD Pilgrims from NSW, QLD & NT

Late last week Harvest Pilgrimages and the BCPL were made aware of some staff changes at the Brazilian Consulate in Sydney. This included a number of senior staff and visa processing staff. These changes have seen a change in arrangements for the processing of WYD visa's through this consulate. Visa applications must now be accompanied by the WYD registration certificate (previously waved through a negotiation and the supply of a list of pilgrims travelling with the Official Tour Operator). Visit this article to read more about this important update.

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