World Youth Day News
- An Epic World Youth Day Promo Video - 16 May 2013
There is no sacrifice too great... there is no land too far... to encounter Jesus Christ at World Youth Day! Click here to watch the official WYD Promo video for the JMJ Youth pilgrimage group WorldYouthDay.com.
- Send Your Story to the WYD2013 Office in Rio! - 14 May 2013
What is your group doing to prepare for World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro? What makes your WYD group unique? The WYD office in Rio is calling for pilgrims to send over their stories to feature in the new "You in WYD" section on the official website. Click here to find out more!
- Check out all the WYD Logos - 14 May 2013
Ever wanted to see all of the WYD logos? Check out this link for a walk down memory lane.
- "World Youth Day Minute" News Update - Episode 5 - 9 May 2013
This week's edition of World Youth Day Minute, published on 9 May 2013, brings information about the launching of the "You at WYD" area on the official website, as well as, information about the Youth Festival which will take place during WYD, and Pope Francis´ schedule during his trip to Brazil this July.
- Rio Archbishop will Consecrate WYD to Our Lady of Fatima - 9 May 2013
The archbishop of Rio de Janeiro is planning to consecrate World Youth Day to Our Lady of Fatima when he celebrates her feast day in Portugal. Archbishop Orani João Tempesta, the host archbishop for July's World Youth Day, will preside over the major annual celebration in Fatima on May 12-13. Read more here...
- Pope Francis Schedule for WYD2013 Released - 8 May 2013
The Vatican has released the official schedule Pope Francis will follow during World Youth Day. He will be in Rio from July 22nd to July 29th. On Monday July 22nd, the Pope will leave the Vatican and board a plane to Rio. After the 12 hour flight, Pope Francis will be welcomed by Brazil's president Dilma Rousseff in the city's Guanabara palace. Click here for more!
- "World Youth Day Minute" News Update - Episode 4 - 7 May 2013
Here is another episode of "World Youth Day Minute", featuring the latest English news from the WYD2013 organising committee in Rio. This episode was recorded on 6 May 2013. Stories include the launch of a new section called "pilgrims" on the official WYD website, accreditation for journalists, and registrations for groups of over 50 pilgrims.
- Brazilians Eager for Popes Visit - 1 May 2013
Catholics in Rio de Janeiro await Pope Francis's visit for World Youth Day in July and examine the legacy of Blessed John Paul II's visit to a slum. Watch this video for more.
- Top 10 Portuguese Phrases - Travel Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 1 May 2013
Click here to learn how to say some handy local phrases during your visit to Brazil for World Youth Day 2013!
- Pope to Visit Worlds Largest Marian Shrine during WYD - 29 April 2013
It has been confirmed that Pope Francis will visit the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida during his trip to Rio de Janeiro for World Youth Day in July 2013. Aparecida is the world's largest Marian shrine, and has one of the largest number of visitors. In 2012, the number of pilgrims surpassed 11 million! Watch this video for more.
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