WYD13 Blog - WYD officially begins
Originally published by the WYD13 Parramatta Pilgrims Blog
Rain and winds have failed to deter hundreds of Parramatta and Armidale pilgrims joining thousands of Aussie and one million young Catholics from around the world on Copacabana Beach, Rio De Janiero, Brazil for the Opening Ceremony and Mass for World Youth Day 2013.
The opening ceremony began with entertainment provided by local artists.
After the ceremony, Mass will be presided by Archbishop of Rio, Orani Tempesta. Seven auxiliary bishops and around 1500 religious, including cardinals, bishops and priests will accompany the Archbishop during the ceremony.
Parramatta Pilgrims were excited to be there and a group of pilgrims were interviewed by EWTN a global Catholic Network.
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