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Holy Father's Message for the 28th World Youth Day

(photo by Alphonsus Fok and Grace Lu)

Vatican City, 16 November 2012 (VIS) - "Go and make disciples of all nations!"

This is the title of the Holy Father's Message for the twenty-eighth World Youth Day 2013, which will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in July 2013. Some excerpts from the English language version of the text are given below:

"Before all else, I invite you once more to take part in this important event. The celebrated statue of Christ the Redeemer overlooking that beautiful Brazilian city will be an eloquent symbol for us. Christ’s open arms are a sign of his willingness to embrace all those who come to him, and his heart represents his immense love for everyone and for each of you. Let yourselves be drawn to Christ! Experience this encounter along with all the other young people who will converge on Rio for the next World Youth Day! Accept Christ’s love and you will be the witnesses so needed by our world"....

To read the full message, please click on this link:

An invitation to wyd13 from bishop anthony

An invitation to World Youth Day Rio de Janeiro 2013 from the Bishop of Parramatta, Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP.

Bishop Anthony launches WYD13 website

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Photo: Alphonsus Fok & Grace Lu

With the tap of an iPad, Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP has launched the Diocese of Parramatta’s pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Rio in 2013 and its new website.

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Parramatta to Rio WYD13 Pilgrimage launch

Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP's launch of the Parramatta to Rio World Youth Day 2013 Pilgrimage at St Patrick's Cathedral Parramatta during the Palm Sunday and WYD12 Celebration on 1 April.



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