Category Archives: World Youth Day 2011

WYD Rio: 2 million throng prayer vigil with Pope Francis

(Vatican Radio) Two million young people carpeted Rio de Janeiro’s Copacobana beach on Saturday, joining Pope Francis in a huge outdoor evening prayer vigil as part of World Youth Day celebrations in Brazil. The centerpiece of the vigil was a … Continue reading

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The Mainstream Media Missed the Point of World Youth Day

Courtesy of Catholic News Agency. Father Robert Barron says WYD was ‘splendid, unforgettable’ and explains why the Church’s future, filled with enthusiastic, faith-filled young people, is full of hope. by FATHER ROBERT BARRON I have just completed one of the … Continue reading

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Eating with Pope (though not the menu!) is a permanent memory

MADRID (CNS) — Lunch with Pope Benedict XVI was an unforgettable experience for 12 young people at World Youth Day. Just don’t ask them what they ate. “I wasn’t very hungry,” said Aurora Maria Almagro, 21, of Spain. “The food … Continue reading

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St. John of Avila – proclaimed Doctor of the Church.

Discourse of Pope Benedict XVI: St John of Avila proclaimed Doctor of the Universal Church Dear Brothers and Sisters, with great joy, here in this Cathedral Church of Santa María La Real de la Almudena, I announce to the People … Continue reading

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World Youth Day Madrid 2011: the Way of the Cross

It was the first great ecclesial event of this 26th WYD to take place in the presence of Pope Benedict XVI, and it was the very essence of Spanish devotion. The world had come to Madrid and Madrid brought the … Continue reading

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WYD – The Inspiration of Blessed John Paul II, says Holy Father.

Holiness, welcome among us, thanks a lot – as usual – for giving us the opportunity for a brief meeting during the outbound flight. The “flying community” of journalists here, is composed of 56 people from many different countries, but … Continue reading

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`The Holy Father addresses the Youth in Madrid.

Pope Benedict XVI is cheered by the faithful as he arrives in Plaza de Cibeles (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia) Dear Friends, thank you for the kind words addressed to me by the young people representing the five continents. And I salute … Continue reading

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Holy Father asks for prayers as he prepares to travel to Madrid.

August 17, 2011. (Romereports.com) Benedict XVI is preparing for his trip to Madrid for World Youth Day and there is only one day left before his departure. During the general audience from Castel Gandolfo, Benedict XVI asked for everyone’s prayers … Continue reading

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Holy Father’s message for World Youth Day 2011

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE BENEDICT XVI FOR THE TWENTY-SIXTH WORLD YOUTH DAY (2011)  “Planted and built up in Jesus Christ, firm in the faith” (cf. Col 2:7)  Dear Friends, I often think back on the World Youth Day held … Continue reading

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Pray the Rosary to prepare for World Youth Day

People of all ages are being encouraged to pray the Rosary every Saturday in the run up to World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid.The Firm in the Faith with Mary Rosary campaign, which has been organized by Family Rosary International … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict, Confessor. The Debut in Madrid

An innovation in the program of the next World Youth Day: the pope administering the sacrament of forgiveness. With the Son of God who “went deep down into the sordid darkness of our sins” by Sandro Magister   World Youth Day … Continue reading

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Caravaggio from the Vatican now on display at the Prado in Madrid for World Youth Day

Caravaggio from the Vatican now on display at the Prado in Madrid July 27, 2011. (Romereports.com) In a first for the world of art, ‘The Descent’ by Caravaggio is visiting Spain. The Vatican Museums have loaned the painting to the … Continue reading

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