Pope plans trip to Rio de Janeiro for 2013 World Youth Day
CWN - June 01, 2012
Pope Benedict XVI plans to travel to Brazil for World Youth Day in July 2013, a Church official in Rio de Janeiro has announced.
The World Youth Day celebration will take place in Rio de Janeiro on July 23-28 of 2013, with some of the climactic events—including the Pope’s greeting to the young crowd—scheduled for Copacabana beach.
The Vatican has not confirmed plans for the Holy Father to travel to Brazil, but Pope Benedict has followed the example of is predecessor, Blessed John Paul II, by attending each international celebration of World Youth Day.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our June expenses ($13,107 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!