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A Very Big Statue of Jesus
Last edited 12th August 2013

Yes, World Youth Day Rio has ended, but we shot so much footage it’s still coming in, in a big way. One of my favorite memories from WYD, was our trip to Corcovado. Atop this lush mountain, is an iconic statue of Jesus – “Christ the Redeemer”. Standing tall for nearly a century, this statue represents the man who claimed he was God incarnate.

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Cardinal Pell Reflects on WYD Rio Experience - Interview at Iguazu Falls
Last edited 5th August 2013

Cardinal Pell and a group of Sydney pilgrims have spent the last few days at the magnificent Iguazu Falls on the border of Brazil and Argentina - debriefing on their WYD pilgrimage to Peru and the huge events in Rio de Janeiro with Pope Francis.

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Pope Francis and World Youth Day: A Commentary by Fr. Barron
Last edited 5th August 2013

The amazing thing about World Youth Day, is that young people always respond with enthusiasm to the Pope - regardless of which Pope is leading World Youth Day! What does this say about the Catholic Church and the role of the Holy Father? In this video, Fr. Robert Barron reflects on past World Youth Days, and talks about the specific messages that Pope Francis had for the Church in Rio de Janeiro.


Rio's WYD in Numbers
Last edited 1st August 2013

After a highly successful event, organizers for World Youth Day in Brazil released final attendance tallies, with two of the days surpassing the 3 million mark. In all over 3.5 million pilgrims took part in the events for WYD, even though only 427,000 pilgrims registered. Attendance increased as the week went on. On Tuesday, July 23, 600,000 people participated. However, by that Friday, the number of pilgrims swelled to 2 million.


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.

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Cardinal Pell's Catechesis Session at WYD Rio - 24 July 2013
Last edited 7th August 2013

On Wednesday 24 July 2013, Cardinal George Pell, Archbishop of Sydney, delivered an inspiring Catechesis address to English-speaking pilgrims during World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro. You can listen to his address in full in this video!


Best Images of Pope Francis celebrating World Youth Day
Last edited 7th August 2013

Pope Francis is now back in Rome after celebating World Youth Day in Brazil. His first international trip as pontiff was marked by touching speeches and unforgettable moments. Take a look at this short video of highlights from all the moving and inspirational moments that made World Youth Day 2013 such a life-changing event for so many!


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.

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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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WYD2013 - Full Text of Pope Francis' Address at Farewell Ceremony
Last edited 7th August 2013

Madam President,

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