» 06/19/2013, 00.00
St. Pedro Calungsod, the young martyr that Filipinos will bring to Rio
Missionary and catechist, he was assassinated at 18 years of age on the island of Guam in 1672 and canonized by Benedict XVI in 2012. At the World Youth Day, a group of pilgrims from his hometown will present the saint to young people around the world.
WYD, parish organizes concerts and fairs to send a young man to Rio
A church group has prepared a raffle, a youth concert and sale of second-hand items to allow one young man participate in World Youth Day. Rex Russel Tan, aided by the same young people who were to have travelled with him, share his experiences with them once he returns.
02/07/2013 PHILIPPINES - VATICAN
Filipino youth at WYD in Rio, "hope" of the Church and society
Hundreds of boys and girls meet will meet Pope Francis in Brazil. A 'official' delegation from the Philippines led by the bishops, but groups of individual communities, institutions and religious organizations are also planned. Bishop of Pasig to young people: "You represent the nation. All of us will be there with you. "
24/07/2013 BRAZIL - VATICAN
400 thousand at World Youth Day Opening Mass on Copacabana beach
Bad weather failed to dampen young people’s spirits. 175 countries present. The celebration was presided over by Msgr. Orani Joao Tempesta, Archbishop of Rio. Welcoming address by Card. Rylko. Pope Francis’ program for today.
23/07/2013 BRAZIL - VATICAN
WYD: "We are running the risk of having a generation that does not work," says pope
During his flight to Rio de Janeiro, the pope spoke to reporters about the world crisis, which "is not treating young people well". We must go past our "disposable culture," which is now applied to people, especially the elderly, but also the younger generations, who are "isolated".
28/07/2013 BRAZIL - VATICAN
Pope: a missionary Church to respond to today's essential questions
Before leaving Rio de Janeiro for Rome, Francis met the Latin American Episcopal Conference (CELAM). A "fruitful change" is needed. The "temptations" of missionary discipleship are raised.
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