World Youth Day 2013 - updates

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Latin America's first pope heads to restive Brazil

Jul 22, 2013 - 11:37 AM

Pilgrims from around the world began to gather in Rio de Janeiro for World Youth Day

STAGE IS SET. A stage for a papal mass and youth vigil to be held during the visit of Pope Francis to Brazil next week on "Campus Fidei", a 300-hectare vacant lot in Guaratiba, 40 km west of central Rio de Janeiro, is being given the finishing touches on July 18, 2013. Photo by AFP/Christophe Simon

Pope readies trip to simmering Brazil

Jul 15, 2013 - 10:20 AM

Pope Francis travels to Brazil later this month a country riven by social tensions and with the highest number of Catholics in the world

READY FOR POPE FRANCIS. Scene in a church at a shantytown in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 14, 2013, where Pope Francis is due to celebrate mass during his upcoming visit next July 22 to 28. AFP PHOTO / Vanderlei Almeida

1.5-M people due in Rio for papal visit

Jul 10, 2013 - 7:17 AM

World Youth Day 2013 to be held in Rio de Janeiro July 23 28; Pope Francis set to attend

'CRISTO REDENTOR' The Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor) statue atop Corcovado mountain overlooking Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 05 December 2012. Photo by EPA/Gernot Hensel