Bomb found at Aparecida shrine ahead of Pope’s visit

Aparecida, Brazil, Jul 22, 2013 / 04:44 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Brazilian military discovered an improvised bomb in a parking garage bathroom at the shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida July 22, which Pope Francis is due to visit on Wednesday, July 24.“It was a homemade device with little potential to cause fatalities,” according to a statement from the Brazilian Air Force. “It is worth pointing out that such episodes formed part of our security forces’ training in … [Read more...]

Bomb found at Aparecida shrine ahead of Pope’s visit

Aparecida, Brazil, Jul 22, 2013 / 04:44 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Brazilian military discovered an improvised bomb in a parking garage bathroom at the shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida July 22, which Pope Francis is due to visit on Wednesday, July 24.“It was a homemade device with little potential to cause fatalities,” according to a statement of the Brazilian Air Force. “It is worth pointing out that such episodes formed part of our security forces’ training in Aparecida … [Read more...]

Young people with disabilities to perform musical in Rio

Lima, Peru, Jul 22, 2013 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- At World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro this week, a group of Peruvian youth with disabilities are set to perform an inspiring musical based on the idea that goals and dreams can become a reality. Students from “The Joy of the Lord” school in Lima will perform “I can: a dream turned into a musical” as one of 600 artistic presentations to take place July 23-28 during the event's Festival of Youth. The … [Read more...]

Pope comes to spark ‘flame of fraternal love’ in Rio

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jul 22, 2013 / 03:32 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Affirming the “great heart” of the Brazilian people, Pope Francis said at a welcome ceremony that he comes to World Youth Day in the name of Jesus to encourage fraternal love among humanity. “I ask permission to come in and spend this week with you,” Pope Francis told the assembled representatives of the Brazilian nation. “I have neither silver nor gold, but I bring with me the most precious thing … [Read more...]

Thousands of journalists swarm Copacabana beach for World Youth Day

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jul 22, 2013 / 03:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Around 6,000 journalists from around the globe are flocking to Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach this week to cover the Pope Francis’ first World Youth Day.“It’s a very big challenge to give the right message about the Pope,” said Chloe Martial, a volunteer for World Youth Day’s media center.“We’ve been giving a lot of accreditations and some people were missing because of the … [Read more...]

World Youth Day participants hope to build peaceful future

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jul 22, 2013 / 12:47 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Journalists from across the world heard stories of faith and determination from young people attending World Youth Day 2013 in the hopes of working for a more just and peaceful society.Archbishop Orani João Tempesta of Rio de Janeiro explained that Pope Francis arrives in Brazil today bearing the hope of “all those who want to build a better world.”The archbishop welcomed the nearly 6,000 journalists from … [Read more...]

Impoverished youth will give Marian image to Brazilian slum

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jul 22, 2013 / 12:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A group of 67 young people from the slums in Buenos Aires heading to Brazil for World Youth Day will leave an image of Our Lady of Lujan as a gift to the youth in the slums in Rio de Janeiro. The Argentine young people live in slums often visited by then-Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, thus sharing a unique fraternal encounter with residents in the Varginha slum, or “favela,” in Rio, which Pope Francis will visit July … [Read more...]


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