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The real meaning of a pilgrimage

To begin with, I would like to say a big Thank you to everyone who made my World Youth Day experience come true. Our journey began in Taipei; we travelled through Shanghai, Rome, Vienna and finally arrived at Krakow. I'm especially grateful to each and every [...]
Tags: Faith, Jesus Christ, Holy Communion, Taiwan, WYD, Pope Francis

Message of Pope Francis for World Youth Day 2016

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy” (Mt 5:7), this is the theme proposed by Pope Francis for the World Youth Day Krakow 2016. Download pdf. Dear Young People, We have come to the last stretch of our pilgrimage to Krakow, the place [...]
Tags: Poland, WYD, mercy

The Pope signs up online as the first pilgrim for World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow

Vídeo (Rome Reports). "Done. I've signed up for World Youth Day as a pilgrim using this electronic device.” By this gesture, the Pope became the first pilgrim to sign up for World Youth Day in Krakow in 2016. The Sunday heat didn't stop the thousands [...]
Tags: Generosity, family, calling, WYD, Pope Francis, Persecuted Christians

Pope thanks WYD participants during Angelus. Asks all pilgrims to pray for them

August 5, 2013. (Romereports.com) In his first Angelus since World Youth Day, Pope Francis recapped his successful trip to Rio de Janeiro and thanked all the young people that took part in the seven day event. He also asked the faithful gathered at St. [...]
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Pope to WYD volunteers: Marriage, Vocational life or still undecided? Ask God for guidance

(Romereports.com) As he concluded his first international trip in Brazil, Pope Francis took a brief helicopter flight to a congress center in the Brazilian city of Rio. There he met with 15,000 volunteers who helped organizing WYD. The youths gave Pope Francis a [...]
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Pope to Youths: Don't let life pass you by. Just like Jesus, take action!

(Romereports.com) They didn't mind the wind or the cold weather. On the beach at Brazil's Copacabana, at least two million youths welcomed Pope Francis for the prayer vigil, one of the most eagerly awaited events of WYD. To get the celebration underway, a group of youths [...]
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Pope's WYD Homily: 'Go, do not be afraid, and serve'

(Romereports.com) As World Youth Day came to a close, Pope Francis celebrated a Mass with millions of youths along Rio's Copacabana beach. During his homily, Pope Francis encouraged the youth to 'go and make disciples of all nations,' adding that they now have the responsibility [...]
Tags: Apostolate, Evangelization, WYD, Pope Francis

Pope leads Way of the Cross: What does the Cross teach us? Much more than Sacrifice

(Romereports.com)(-ONLY VIDEO-) As he addressed hundreds of thousands of youths in Brazil's Copacabana beach, the Pope asked faithful to ponder on what the Cross means to them in their daily lives. The Pope added that through the Cross, Jesus shows his unity and support, especially [...]
Tags: Youth, The Way of the Cross, WYD, Pope Francis

Pope to Slum Community: Bread is necessary, but don't ignore your spiritual hunger

(Romereports.com) The Pope's visit to a Brazilian slum was one of the stops he explicitly, added to the trip's schedule. He was given a warm welcome as he walked into the slums of the Manguinhos Complex. He blessed a parish altar, and he made his [...]
Tags: Suffering, Poverty, Society, WYD, Pope Francis

Pope Francis in Copacabana: 'make Christ the center of your lives!'

(Romereports.com) Pope Francis had his first official encounter with over one million pilgrims attending WYD at Rio's Copacabana beach. After a long journey in his popemobile through the cheering crowds, who didn't seem to mind the bad weather, Pope Francis reached the main stage for [...]
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