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World Youth Day

 

The Book of Mercy

During these days in Poland, the simple words and gestures of Pope Francis have won the hearts not only of those gathered for World Youth ...

General facts about WYD

General facts about WYD: on the first night spent in Krakow, where Pope Francis arrived Wednesday, 27 July, he immediately entered into the atmosphere of ...

The spark of mercy

“During this Mass, let us pray for all the victims of the recent terrorist attacks. Let us pray for the priest who was murdered today ...

A Journey of Mercy

The following is our publication of a transcript of the interview of Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State, with the Vatican Television Centre on the ...

​Olive branches for World Youth Day in Krakow

Olive branches from the Holy Land, Montecassino and Assisi will be blessed by the Pope on Palm Sunday and will be sent on to Krakow, ...

The place catechism deserves

“It would be an illusion to believe that the society in which we live is a neutral society. It transmits values, life concepts, moral choices ...

Perfect harmony

As we awaited Pope Francis' first international journey to Rio de Janeiro, everyone was hoping that this would prove something we all suspected. His visit ...

Unafraid to serve

“I like being a bishop. In Buenos Aires I was happy, I was happy and the Lord assisted me”. “I am also happy to be ...

In John Paul II's country

Krakow will be the venue of the next WYD in 2016, which after the extraordinary Cariocan experience is resuming the preceding three-yearly plan. The Day ...

A journey through the new forms of poverty

A journey through the various forms of suffering which hit the young in our time can best describe the evocative Way of the Cross on ...

Learning to embrace those who suffer

From the Good Samaritan embracing the beaten man on the road to Jericho to the embrace St Francis gave to the leper. From the embrace ...

The joy of faith and redemption from sorrow

“Hopefulness, openness to being surprised by God, and living in joy”: these “three simple attitudes”, pointed out in particular to the young, “lights of hope” ...

The rain and the pilgrims

Having just arrived in Rio de Janeiro the Bishop of Rome ended his first address by saying that he wanted to embrace the whole of ...

Celebration of a young faith

Carioca was without a doubt the style of the opening ceremony of the 28th World Youth Day, which took place Tuesday evening, 23 July, in ...

The party is here!

The Church is putting her stakes on the missionary enthusiasm of young people: first and foremost here in Brazil and in Latin America, but also ...

From villas miserias to the favelas

Young people from the 'villas miserias' – the poorest neighbourhoods on the outskirts of Buenos Aires where Cardinal Bergoglio used to go often to bring ...

Pope Francis, youth and Brazil

Brazil is in suspense waiting for the Pope's visit. The visit is attracting attention especially because he is the first Latin American Pope and also ...

A Pope Francis-style journey

A pilgrimage to Aparecida, taking part in the meeting of the Coordinating Committee of the General Conference of the Latin American Episcopate (celam); visits to ...

The Latin American Episcopate in Rio for the World Youth Day

The relationship that exists between the Latin American Episcopal Council and the Holy See has been fundamental to the Council’s service to the 22 Bishops’ ...

In Rio, the inventor of WYD

Following Madrid, the “inventor” of WYD will also be present in a certain way in Rio de Janeiro: as of last Sunday Blessed John Paul ...

Rio de Janeiro a welcoming capital

More than 63,000 volunteers have signed up and 3,500 of them have already begun work. And with the start of the new year, more and ...

Missionaries of the new evangelization

“Missionary commitment is an essential dimension of faith. We cannot be true believers if we do not evangelize”. Benedict XVI wrote this in the Message ...

The joy of faith

Recent news and opinions, marked by the logic of informative agendas, usually succeed one another so rapidly that because of the greater importance of other ...

The path of joy for evangelization

“Rejoice in the Lord always” ( Phil 4:4) Dear young friends, I am happy to address you once more on the occasion of the 27th ...

God in Madrid

The following is a translation of the article by a Peruvian Nobel Prize winner which appeared in the Spanish newspaper “El País” on 28 August. ...

Already at work for Rio 2013

World Youth Day is a workshop that is always open. Cardinal Stanisław Ryłko knows something about that, already looking forward to the next event in ...

And even nature gives thanks

Even nature “thanks” the participants of WYD. Thanks to them, but above all thanks to the organizing machine’s particular attentiveness to respecting creation, the event ...

A world day to the step of samba

If the one just ended is a WYD to the rhythm of chotis, a typical dance in Madrid, the next will be to the step ...

Next stop Rio de Janeiro

From 23 to 28 July 2013 Corcovado’s giant statue of Christ the Redeemer will welcome in its symbolic embrace young people from all over the ...

Four beautiful and demanding days

“Very happy and grateful to everyone”, Benedict XVI left Spain on Sunday evening, 21 August, and with his subsequent landing at Ciampino Airport and return ...

Effective cooperation between the Church and local authorities

On Saturday afternoon, 20 August, at the Apostolic Nunciature in Madrid, the Holy Father met with the local organizing committees for the wyd . They ...

No suffering can efface the dignity of every human life

On Saturday evening, 20 August, the Holy Father went to the Fundación Instituto San José (Foundation of Saint Joseph’s Institute) run by the Hospitaller Order ...

A great celebration of faith

From the Manzanares to the white beaches of Copacabana; from old Europe, whose Christian roots are threatened by secularization, to the new continent, in the ...

Rain and shine at Cuatro Vientos

Perhaps the most vivid memory the two million young people, who came from all over the world to take part in the World Day in ...

The crowd and silence

Between modernity and tradition the extraordinary event of World Youth Day in Madrid proves that prayer and silence can coexist in the presence of hundreds ...

The real WYD? Sooner or later, someone will talk about it

It is certainly not the first time that a World Youth Day (WYD) elicits protests, like those in recent days in Madrid at the Puerta ...

There is no understanding without love

There is no understanding without love. At the beginning of the second day of the visit to Madrid, the Pope addressed those who have a ...

The Pope and Plato

Half way through the second day of the Papal Visit — in a Madrid peacefully invaded by an impressive number of young men and women ...

A scent of confidence before the future of the Church and the world

The Pope arrived shortly before 12 a.m. at the Barajas International Airport in Madrid on Thursday, 18 August. At the Welcome Ceremony after King Juan ...

A cascade of light

Benedict XVI’s first thought, on his flight to Madrid for World Youth Day taking place there, was about his Predecessor, whose idea it was originally, ...

Responsability for the world and the future

We cannot recover from the crisis which continues to embroil the world if we are not ready to recognize that the economy is not measured ...

Opening of World Youth Day

“You young people whom we meet here and the many others who could not or did not want to take part in these Days in ...

The ever-young face of the Church

World Youth Day 2011 (WYD 2011) from August 16-21st, will transform Madrid into a place from which to show the world the always youthful face ...

A sensible message for the waiting youth

The difficult situation of young people who are forced to live in an environment of “fluidity and uncertainty, like the one today,” will be the ...

Indulgences on the occasion of the 26th World Youth Day

Apostolic Penitentiary Madrid Decree The Plenary Indulgence is granted to the faithful who, on the occasion of the 26th World Youth Day, will gather in ...

Madrid will be an experience unlike others

The following is a translation from Italian of excerpts from the homily which Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Secretary of State, delivered at Oropa-Biella, in Piedmont, his ...

All of Madrid in the palm of your hand

The iGPII is the new application for iPhones, iPads and other devices which run on the ios operating system, which will allow users to follow ...

WYD on the path of a young priest

When in August, 1989 he found himself immersed in a sea of young people rhythmically chanting their love for John Paul II during the World ...

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