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The Consulate General of Brazil is now issuing special visas that are free of charge for WYD 2013 participants. MORE
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July 23-28 - Rio de Janeiro
Dear friends, I too am setting out on a journey with you, starting today, in the footsteps of Blessed John Paul II and Benedict XVI. We are already close to the next stage of this great pilgrimage of the Cross. I look forward joyfully to next July in Rio de Janeiro! I will see you in that great city in Brazil! Prepare well – prepare spiritually above all – in your communities, so that our gathering in Rio may be a sign of faith for the whole world
Father, You sent Your Eternal Son to save the world and chose men and
women, through Him, with Him and in Him, to proclaim the Good News to
all nations. Grant us the graces necessary so that joy may shine in the
faces of all young people, the joy of being, by the power of the Holy
Spirit, the evangelists the Church needs in the Third Millennium.
Oh Christ, Redeemer of humanity, the image of Your open arms on the top of Corcovado welcomes all people. In Your paschal offering, You brought us by the Holy Spirit to an encounter of sonship with the Father. Young people, who are fed by Eucharist, hear You in Your Word and meet You as their brother, need your infinite mercy to run the paths of the world missionary-disciples of the New Evangelization.
Oh Holy Spirit, Love of the Father and the Son, with the splendor of Your Truth and the fire of Your Love, send Your Light to all young people so that, driven by their experience of World Youth Day, they may bring to the four corners of the world faith, hope and charity, becoming great builders of a culture of life and peace and catalysts of a new world.
See also: Patrons and Intercessors of WYD 2013
Also, check out the World Youth Day 2013 Frequently Asked Questions Page.
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