My road to Rio has been a long one, paved with ambition, excitement, fear, doubt and, of course, prayer. It wasn’t until two weeks ago that I actually finalized my flight and hotel reservations, and here I am with the opportunity and the honor of covering World Youth Day 2013 for the Register.
I’m Chris Kudialis, a 22-year-old recent graduate of the University of Michigan, and a second-time participant at World Youth Day. In August 2011, I chronicled the events of Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Madrid, Spain, for the Spanish magazine Mundo Cristiano. My articles on sports and faith have also been published in the Los Angeles Times and Raleigh (N.C,) News & Observer.
WYD 2013 began, for...READ MORE