World Youth Day 2013

 Hundreds of thousands of young people from around the globe will join Pope Francis for the celebration in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,  July 23-28. More than 8,400 priests from all over the globe requested credentials for the event and some 5,500 journalists are expected to cover the pope's first international trip.

From the Archdiocese of Baltimore, a deacon, a young parishioner and a former Catholic Review employee will be among those attending. Tim Watkins from Renegade, also a parishioner in the archdiocese, and his team, will provide video and commentary from the international event. 


Articles, videos, photos and blogs

World Youth Day grows a Baltimore woman’s spirit
Aug 02 2013
Myoshi Smith, a parishioner of Immaculate Conception in Baltimore, was among those who traveled to World Youth Day.

Potty problems: Change in venue challenges pilgrims at vigil
Jul 29 2013
At Copacabana, just more than 400 portable restrooms were available.

Pope answers questions about Curia reforms, gay lobby
Jul 29 2013
Pope Francis held his first news conference July 28, shortly after the Alitalia flight taking him back to Rome departed from Rio de Janeiro.

Guest Blog: Our second day in Rio de Janeiro
Jul 24 2013
We began with an early screening and discussion of our film with pilgrims from around the world.

Guest Blog: Rio is no short trip from Baltimore
Jul 24 2013
Rio is no short trip from Baltimore. After getting to Miami, we traveled 9 hours by plane to arrive in Rio.


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