Monthly Archives: July 2013

Video: Why WYD? Americans in Rio explain.

U.S. pilgrims in Rio discuss their expectations for World Youth Day 2013.

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Video: Homes opened for World Youth Day

Brazilian Catholics renew their faith when they open their homes to volunteers helping to run World Youth Day 2013.

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Look what a flurry of letters to the pope may get you

VATICAN CITY — As Pope Francis gears up to go to Brazil next week, a bit of Brazil showed up on his doorstep this morning. Leandro Martins from Porto Alegre rode into the Vatican by bicycle today on a much … Continue reading

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Video: Rio hospital ready for pope

A look at the Franciscan hospital Pope Francis will visit during his trip to Rio de Janeiro for World Youth Day.  

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Video: Brazilians eager for pope’s visit

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

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Notes on peace and justice

Priests, women religious, Catholic Workers among 24 arrested in K.C. For Oblate Father Bill Antone, a few hours behind bars last Saturday was far tougher than any night he has spent camping in the wildest countryside. The provincial of the … Continue reading

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Preparing for World Youth Day with Pope Francis

VATICAN CITY — What a difference a year makes. When the Vatican sponsored a meeting in April 2012 to review what went right and wrong in Madrid at World Youth Day 2011, the purpose was to ensure a smoother experience … Continue reading

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