World Youth Day appearance by Pope Francis confirmed, says Brazilian cardinal
CWN - March 19, 2013
Pope Francis will travel to Rio de Janeiro in July for World Youth Day, the president of the Brazilian bishops' conference has confirmed.
Cardinal Raymundo Damasceno Assis said that he had spoken with the new Pope and received assurances that the Pontiff would make the trip.
Archbishop Orani João Tempesta of Rio de Janeiro had said earlier that Pope Benedict, before his resignation took effect, had predicted that the new Pope would travel to Brazil for World Youth Day. But Pope Francis was not bound by his predecessor's prediction.
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