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The Saints and Blesseds of World Youth Day
Last edited 4th July 2013

During his Pontificate, Blessed John Paul II spoke often to young people about the call to holiness and the vocation to be saints. Following this legacy, 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.

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Pilgrims with Disabilities to Have Special Attention at WYD
Last edited 4th July 2013

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, from those in Copacabana all the way to those of the Campus Fidei, without losing any of the emotion of World Youth Day (WYD) Rio 2013. One-hundred twenty national and international volunteers will be trained and will assist with those individuals.

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Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati - A Saint for the Youth of the Third Millennium
Last edited 15th July 2013

Today (4 July) is the feast day of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, one of the Patron Saints for World Youth Day 2013 in Rio.

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A Church that is Alive and Young: The Meaning of World Youth Days
Last edited 4th July 2013

Fr. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B., is the CEO of the Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation in Canada. He is is the Canadian Bishops' Conference national coordinator for World Youth Days in Canada. He also assists the Holy See Press Office with English language media relations. In this article, Fr. Roscia reflects on the meaning of World Youth Days.

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WYD LIVE on Xt3 - Full Schedule of World Youth Day 2013 Events!
Last edited 18th July 2013

Xt3 will be streaming all the major events from World Youth Day 2013 in Rio - live!

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WYD2013 Pilgrim Proves How One Person Can Make a Real Difference
Last edited 3rd July 2013

In two weeks' time 28-year-old Sydney secondary schoolteacher, Natalie Caparrotta along with three Year 11 students from Mary MacKillop College, Wakeley will head for Peru to spend five days helping to build staircases and pathways in the steep hillside slums of Lima in the lead up to World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro.

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Priest Brothers Team Up to Send Poor to WYD
Last edited 3rd July 2013

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

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WYD Official Hymn Released in Many Languages
Last edited 1st July 2013

The World Youth Day organising committee has released 11 different versions of the Official Song for WYD2013 in Rio - in various langauges.

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What Will Be in the World Youth Day 2013 Pilgrim Kit?
Last edited 1st July 2013

One of the many exciting things about being a World Youth Day pilgrim is receiving the pilgrim kit that comes with being registered with the event. Here is a list of what you will find in the pilgrim kit for WYD2013 in Rio:

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"World Youth Day Minute" News Update - Episode 10
Last edited 1st July 2013

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 WYD online prayer campaign, a message about the protests in Rio and safety for pilgrims, and what will be in the pilgrim kit!

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