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Pope Francis' Address to the Organising Committee of WYD Rio de Janeiro
Last edited 8th April 2014

On Tuesday 8 April 2014, Pope Francis held an audience with the members of the Organising Committee of the World Youth Day at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Click here for a translation of the Pope’s address to those present.


A World Youth Day Testimony of Faith and Love
Last edited 27th February 2014

The greatest surprises in life always happen when you least expect them. Carolina did not expect that when her home city of Rio de Janeiro was chosen to host the next World Youth Day that she would fall in love with a British volunteer.


Prepare for WYD2016 with "The Spirit of JMJ Rio"
Last edited 7th February 2014

World Youth Day Rio 2013 united 4 Million people from every nation to participate in the greatest celebration of faith in the world. These WYD meetings started in 1985 and since then, thanks to the great Saint John Paul II, have been hosted in different countries and cities every two or three years.


Resuming Weekly Audiences, Pope Summarizes Experience of World Youth Day
Last edited 4th September 2013

At his public audience on September 4, Pope Francis spoke about his trip to Brazil for World Youth Day, saying that his experience could be summarized in three words: welcome, celebration, and mission.

WYD Rio a Life-Changing Celebration of Faith
Last edited 11th August 2013

World Youth Day in Rio's impact continues to be felt and for 23-year-old Natasha Mohamad the experience has had such an impact she is not only making arrangements to be in Poland for WYD16 but aims to be accompanied by at least 20 of the Year 10 and 11 students she teaches at Sydney's Marist College Kogarah.


Epic Pope Francis Quotes from World Youth Day Rio 2013
Last edited 7th August 2013 has put together some of the most inspiring, moving and epic quotes by Pope Francis during World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro:


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WYD Statistics from Rio’s Local Organizing Committee
Last edited 6th August 2013



Aussie Volunteer's Private Lunch with Pope at WYD!
Last edited 31st July 2013

World Youth Day volunteer, West Australian Josephine Yustira was one of two pilgrims chosen to represent Oceania at a private lunch with Pope Francis during the six day celebrations in Rio de Janeiro.


Pope –acabana! Three Million Celebrate Closing Mass with Pope Francis
Last edited 29th July 2013

More than three million people crowded onto one of the world’s most famous strips of beach to welcome the first Latin American pope and take part in the closing mass of World Youth Day 2013.


WYD Final Mass: The Pope and the People
Last edited 29th July 2013

Pope Francis on Sunday celebrated the concluding World Youth Day Mass in Rio de Janeiro as the many events and inititives that filled the articulated World Youth Day programme are come to end.


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