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Topic - Youth Day
Youth Day is a holiday dedicated to the youths of a country. - Source: Wikipedia
Four months into his papacy, Pope Francis made an unscheduled stop during his trip to Brazil for World Youth Day. At the Cathedral of Rio, a large audience of young people waited expectantly in the July rain.
In a statement released earlier this morning, Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi confirmed Pope Francis’ apostolic trip to the Republic of Korea, which is slated to occur in August of this year.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis says his upcoming trip to the Holy Land aims to boost relations with Orthodox Christians. But the three-day visit in May also underscores Francis' close ties to the Jewish community, his outreach to Muslims and the Vatican's longstanding call for peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
For some years now, the Catholic Church in the United States has been experiencing signs of new energy and new life — something of a new Pentecost.
Brazilians are angry. President Dilma Rousseff's government is spending billions on beautiful new stadiums — and it's all about image.
An estimated 3 million people poured onto Rio's Copacabana beach on Sunday for the final Mass of Pope Francis' historic trip to his home continent, cheering the first Latin American pope in one of the biggest turnouts for a papal Mass in recent history.
Pope Francis issued blistering, soul-searching criticism Saturday of the Brazilian church's failure to keep its flock from straying to evangelical churches, challenging the region's bishops to be closer to their people to understand their problems and offer them credible solutions.
Go ahead — be a rebel. That was the latest message of Pope Francis to Catholic youth, rendered during his visit to Brazil for the church-backed World Youth Day event that gathers thousands of faithful from around the world.
Pope Francis kicked off the first World Youth Day festival of his papacy, addressing hundreds of thousands of rain-soaked young pilgrims from around the world who flocked to Rio de Janeiro's famed Copacabana Beach to hear his message.
Let the finger-pointing begin. Security teams for Pope Francis were in turmoil on Tuesday, blaming each other for the lapses that led to a wrong turn down Rio de Janeiro streets, a rush at the pontiff's car and a halt to the procession — safety compromises that don't bear well for the city that's supposed to host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.
Thousands of Catholics, curious pilgrims and Brazilian residents swarmed Pope Francis on Monday, his first overseas trip as pontiff aimed at marking the biennial World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro.
Pope Francis on Sunday thanked pilgrims in St. Peter's Square for their good wishes for his impending journey to Brazil for World Youth Day.
Catholics in need of forgiveness don't have to leave the comforts of their home to take part in this month's World Youth Day event in Rio de Janeiro. That's because Pope Francis is offering an easier means of absolution — Twitter.
Pope Benedict XVI will visit Communist-run Cuba this spring, a senior Roman Catholic Church official said Thursday, the first trip here by a pontiff since John Paul II's historic tour in 1998.
Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday called on 1.5 million young people attending a Mass here to become missionaries and to resist secularism, as he ended the Catholic Church's four-day youth celebrations.