Pope invites youth to WYD 2013 Rio de Janeiro

23/08/2011

ROME REPORTS: Pope Benedict XVI has announced Rio de Janeiro in Brazil will host World Youth Day (WYD) 2013.

The Holy Father's announcement during the WYD11 Madrid was celebrated by pilgrims waving the Brazilian flag.

“I am pleased now to announce that the next World Youth Day will be held in 2013, in Rio de Janeiro. Even now, let us ask the Lord to assist all those who will organise it, and to ease the journey there of young people from all over the world, so that they will be able to join me in that beautiful city of Brazil,”  the Holy Father said.

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