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World Youth Day

wyd_rio_bThis year World Youth Day takes place in Rio de Janeiro next week from Tuesday - Sunday. Pope Francis will be present.

WYD  is a worldwide encounter with the Pope held in a different city of the world every other year. It is a religious event open to all young people and is an opportunity for young people to experience in person the universality of the Church. The theme of the event this year is:  "Go and make disciples of all peoples" (Matthew 28:19).

The anthem for the occasion is:  “Esperança do Amanhecer,”  (Hope of the Dawn) :


Close on 700,000 young people are expected to attend.

I wish their gathering well.