World Youth Day

July 28, 2013

5 Wise Words from Pope to Youth

August 5, 2013

Jamming the Papal Message

NEWS ANALYSIS: Vatican communications mishaps may be hampering Pope Francis’ capacity to evangelize at full effectiveness.

August 2, 2013

The Frankness of Francis


July 28, 2013

Poles Thrilled to Hear Next World Youth Day in Krakow

Pope Francis announced that WYD 2016 will be in Blessed John Paul II’s former archdiocese.

July 28, 2013

Pilgrims From the East See Struggle, Sacrifice as Key to WYD Joy

Some young people traveled more than 50 hours to arrive in Rio de Janeiro.

July 28, 2013

Don’t Stay ‘Locked Up’ in Your Parish or Movement, Pope Exhorts

Pope Francis told an estimated 3 million people on Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana beach July 28 to 'go' and 'bring Christ into every area of life.'

July 28, 2013

Our Marching Orders

Pope Francis has touched the hearts of all and sent us forth, 'Go, do not be afraid, and serve.'

July 28, 2013

WYD is International, Transforming, and Challenging

July 28, 2013

The Field of Faith Is Your Own Heart, Pope Tells WYD Pilgrims

Pope Francis addressed a crowd of 3 million pilgrims at the Saturday night prayer vigil.

July 27, 2013

A Pilgrimage to Simplicity, Joy and Courage

July 27, 2013

Religion Is ‘Leaven’ in Society, Pope Tells Brazil’s Leaders

Pope Francis met July 27 with Brazilian political, cultural, educational and business leaders gathered at Rio de Janeiro’s municipal theater.

July 27, 2013

Proclaim Gospel Boldly and Freely, Pope Tells Clergy

Pope preached July 27 at Rio de Janeiro’s St. Sebastian Cathedral during a morning Mass for bishops, priests, seminarians and religious.

July 27, 2013

Jesus’ Cross Invites Us to Be Smitten by His Love, Pope Says

The Holy Father addressed the faithful at the Way of the Cross.

July 27, 2013

Way of the Cross, A Most Intense Moment, says Pope.

July 27, 2013

World Youth Day Tales of Faith

Pilgrims and volunteers overcome remarkable adversity to fulfill their WYD 2013 dreams.

July 26, 2013

Enjoying Food for Body and Soul in Rio

July 26, 2013

Pope Asks World Youth Day Throng to ‘Pray for Sophie’

The 21-year-old French pilgrim was killed in a bus accident July 17.

July 26, 2013

Embrace ‘Revolution’ of Faith, Pope Tells WYD Pilgrims

Highlights from Holy Father's addresses at WYD Welcome Ceremony

July 26, 2013

Pope Picks Up the Pace in Rio, Says Vatican Spokesman

The Holy Father's energy level throughout his trip to Rio de Janeiro has been remarkable, according to Father Federico Lombardi.

July 25, 2013

World Youth Day Pilgrims See Fellowship as Key Component of Trip

The universality — catholicity — of the Church, on full display, provides comfort and inspiration for participants.

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