Category Archives: WYD

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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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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Further details on the cyberdefense of the WYD website

VATICAN CITY — The U.S. Servant Sister who masterminded the defense of the World Youth Day website from a major cyberattack last summer has provided more details. As noted Tuesday, news reports re-visited the attempt to hack the WYD Madrid site … Continue reading

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An informal poll on the new WYD logo

You may have heard that the new World Youth Day logo was released last night in Rio de Janiero, where the next big international youth festival will be held next year. Here’s a look at one version of the new … Continue reading

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Souvenirs of WYD

By Sara Angle One in a series MADRID — While memories and new friends from across the world will remain as important reminders of pilgrims’ experiences in Madrid, tangible souvenirs were also flying off the shelves at the city’s retailers. … Continue reading

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Notes on papal meeting with special nun; behind the scenes at the vigil

MADRID — Pope Benedict XVI’s trip to Spain did focus on young people, including young religious women, but it wasn’t an exclusive focus. Yesterday afternoon Pope Benedict met briefly with Cistercian Sister Teresita, who just turned 104. But what is … Continue reading

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Madrid 11 comes to a close, but Rio 13 on the horizon

By Sara Angle One in a series MADRID — I left the vigil early last night and planned on going to a stadium in west Madrid this morning to watch the closing Mass on their giant screen with many other … Continue reading

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