Posts Tagged ‘WYD2013’

The downside of WYD at Rio

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

“Who’s the church?” “We are!” “Where’s the church?” “Right here!” “And?” “Everywhere!” The “youth animator” at the centre for English-speaking pilgrims in Rio de Janeiro was revving up the crowd of young adults, no small feat considering it was 9 o’clock in the morning. It was the Friday of World Youth Day, and attendees had Read more

Can Pope Francis shift the focus from himself to Christ?

Friday, July 26th, 2013

I’ve covered enough papal trips under Pope John Paul II and Benedict XVI to be familiar with the routine. As the press centre fills, the first reports filter out of the Pope’s remarks to journalists accompanying him on the plane. The familiar Alitalia A330 touches down on the airport tarmac flying the Vatican and local Read more

WYD 2013 registrations to open in July

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Registration for World Youth Day 2013 (WYD2013)¬†will open in July said the organizers for the Rio event. “Rio awaits you with open arms,” organizers said as they urge young people to come to Brazil, participate in the event and show the strength of young people around the world. The only place to register for the Read more

WYD2013: Go and make disciples of all nations

Friday, August 26th, 2011

“Go and make disciples of all nations” is the theme of the Rio de Janerio World Youth Day in 2013. The next WYD will be held earlier than normal, leaving two years for preparations. This is due to Rio hosting the football World Cup in 2014 and the Olympic Games two years later. “Even now, Read more

Pope invites youth to join him in Rio de Janeiro in 2013

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

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