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Posted on 11:22pm on May 9th 2013
Rio Archbishop will Consecrate WYD to Our Lady of Fatima

The archbishop of Rio de Janeiro is planning to consecrate World Youth Day to Our Lady of Fatima when he celebrates her feast day in Portugal. Archbishop Orani João Tempesta, the host archbishop for July's World Youth Day, will preside over the major annual celebration in Fatima on May 12-13. Read more here...

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Posted on 12:08am on May 8th 2013
Pope Francis' Schedule for WYD2013 Released

The Vatican has released the official schedule Pope Francis will follow during World Youth Day. He will be in Rio from July 22nd to July 29th. On Monday July 22nd, the Pope will leave the Vatican and board a plane to Rio. After the 12 hour flight, Pope Francis will be welcomed by Brazil's president Dilma Rousseff in the city's Guanabara palace. Click here for more!

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Posted on 12:06am on May 7th 2013
"World Youth Day Minute" News Update - Episode 4

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 May 2013. Stories include the launch of a new section called "pilgrims" on the official WYD website, accreditation for journalists, and registrations for groups of over 50 pilgrims.

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Posted on 11:44pm on May 1st 2013
Brazilians Eager for Pope's Visit

Catholics in Rio de Janeiro await Pope Francis's visit for World Youth Day in July and examine the legacy of Blessed John Paul II's visit to a slum. Watch this video for more.

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Posted on 11:43pm on May 1st 2013
Top 10 Portuguese Phrases - Travel Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Click here to learn how to say some handy local phrases during your visit to Brazil for World Youth Day 2013!

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Posted on 10:24pm on April 29th 2013
Pope to Visit World's Largest Marian Shrine during WYD

It has been confirmed that Pope Francis will visit the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida during his trip to Rio de Janeiro for World Youth Day in July 2013. Aparecida is the world's largest Marian shrine, and has one of the largest number of visitors. In 2012, the number of pilgrims surpassed 11 million! Watch this video for more.

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Posted on 11:52pm on April 25th 2013
WYD Rio Will Be Pope's Only International Trip for 2013

Brazil will be the only international destination for Pope Francis in 2013. This was stated Wednesday afternoon by Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Vatican press office, in a meeting at the headquarters of the Foreign Press Association in Rome. "I invite you to not expect others to trips abroad this year," Father Lombardi said. Visit this article to read more.

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Posted on 11:45pm on April 22nd 2013
Sydney WYD Pilgrims to do Mission Work in Peru

As part of the pilgrimages for the upcoming WYD in Rio de Janeiro, close to 150 young people travelling with the Archdiocese of Sydney will be taking part in mission projects with the Christian Life Movement in Lima, Peru. Visit this article to read more.

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Posted on 12:10am on April 22nd 2013
Italy lends Da Vinci & Caravaggio Artworks for WYD Exhibit

This coming July, Rio de Janeiro will become not just the capital city for youth worldwide, but also for art. For the first time ever, more than 100 works housed in the Vatican and several Italian museums will travel to Brazil, as well. Watch this video for more.

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Posted on 12:05am on April 18th 2013
A Beautiful Love Story Started at World Youth Day Denver

Watch this video for a brief look at the story of how JMJ YOUTH came together from the experience of two pilgrims. It started in World Youth Day in Denver, Colorado. The rest, is history!

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