Rio 2013

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Posted on 1:11am on June 18th 2013
"World Youth Day Minute" News Update - Episode 8

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 14 June 2013, and talks about the location and languages of the WYD Catechesis sessions, how to receive a group discount for your WYD registrations, as well as accreditation for Priests and Religious.

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Posted on 5:35am on June 17th 2013
Young Jews, Catholics and Muslims United at WYD Rio

Among the official activities of WYD Rio2013, there will be an unprecedented moment in WYD history: young Jews, Catholics, and Muslims will meet on the July 21, at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro! Visit this article to read more.

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Posted on 12:16am on June 14th 2013
WYD13 Teams Up with World Wildlife Fund to Promote Environment

World Youth Day organizers are teaming up with the World Wildlife Fund. Together, they have launched a video on why it's important to protect animals and Mother Nature. The video titled, 'We Are All Connected' shows the strong bond between animals and humans. Watch this video for more.

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Posted on 5:14am on June 13th 2013
Young, Persecuted Christians to make Pilgrimage to Brazil for WYD

Young people from all over the world will converge upon Rio this July for World Youth Day 2013 and bear witness to Christ. And above all the young people from those countries where Christians face oppression will be giving a special kind of testimony. Visit this article for the story of WYD pilgrims from Baghdad, Haiti and Egypt.

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Posted on 1:39am on June 13th 2013
Pope Francis' Trip to Brazil for WYD is Critical for Younger Generations

Rio de Janeiro is expecting a strong turnout, robust media interest and unscripted moments when Jorge Mario Bergoglio makes his first trip abroad as Pope Francis when he arrives in Brazil in late July! According to Maria Clara Luchetti Bingemer, an associate professor of Theology at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, this trip will be critical for the young people of South America. Click here for more.

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Posted on 12:11am on June 11th 2013
"World Youth Day Minute" News Update - Episode 7

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 6 June 2013, and discusses the importance of consulting a doctor about medications and vaccinations that you may need, an update on volunteer training, and a reminder to carry your passport at all times when travelling in Brazil - particularly during Mission Week.

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Posted on 12:15am on June 7th 2013
WYD Rio will have 273 Catechesis Sites

Churches, halls, gymnasiums and auditoriums have been reserved for the catechesis of WYD Rio2013. The 273 sites are divided in 10 different regions of Rio de Janeiro and neighboring dioceses, called subsites, such as Niterói, Nova Iguaçu and Duque de Caxias. Click here to access a map with the catechesis sites!

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Posted on 11:58pm on June 5th 2013
Oceania a Faith Journey - Take Part in a WYD Artwork

Written prayers are needed for a WYD art project. If you are from Oceania or you have a connection there, this is of value to you. Your prayer can be long, short or even 3 words. It can be something personal or for people you care or love that need your support. Read more about the project and how to take part here.

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Posted on 1:19am on June 4th 2013
WYD Anthem 2013 - English Version with Lyrics

Have you seen the lyrics of the WYD 2013 english Anthem ? Here they are:
Under the shadow, marked forever. With the sign of the Redeemer. On the hilltop, Corcovado. The whole world is filled with His love...
Read more here.

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Posted on 1:06am on May 31st 2013
"Dial a Pilgrim" Telephone Service Launched Ahead of WYD Rio

Pilgrims who will take part in the 2013 Rio World Youth Day have a new aid to dispel any doubts or concerns: “Dial Pilgrim." The Rio de Janeiro telephone number 2122 8050 is now available daily from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm local time, with help given for the time being in Portuguese, Spanish and English. Click here to read more.

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