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Today’s photo of the day is courtesy of WYD Rio 2013. The official WYD prayer was launched July 13 during a mass with Archbishop Joao Orani Tempesta. A participant holds the sheet of paper with images of the WYD patrons saints and intercessors printed on it. The words in the centre of the page say ...read more
10 years ago, the world descended upon Toronto for World Youth Day 2002. This week on the Summer Edition of the SLHour, we bring you highlights from the WYD2002 CD LIVE – recorded at Exhibition Place, on July 18th 2002. The WYD2002 compilation album is the only completely international catholic music collection in the world ...read more
There is exciting news coming from Rio. The venues for the main events were made public today. The opening mass, the Papal welcoming ceremony and the way of the cross will be held at Copacabana beach, one of the most famous sites of that Brazilian city. The announcement was made public today at a press ...read more
With more than a year to go before World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro we’re starting to see logistical information being rolled out. Specifically registration information. The Rio organization advised would be pilgrims that registration will open in July 2012. Groups of up to 50 people can register through the on-line registration portal that ...read more
[singlepic id=211 w=400 h=300 float=right]By Deborah Gyapong Canadian Catholic News OTTAWA (CCN) – When almost 90 Catholic bishops from across Canada gather for their annual plenary Oct. 17-22 in Cornwall, Ontario, for the first time Salt + Light TV will provide a live window on some of the proceedings. “When we come together as a ...read more
About a month has passed since World Youth Day ended and I’ve had the chance to talk to pilgrims from various places. The one thing that inevitably comes up is the Cuatro Vientos vigil. The two most asked questions: (1) Did you make it in? and (2) Did you get drenched? So when I received ...read more
Alicia gives us the basics about today’s walking route that will take pilgrims from downtown Madrid to Cuatro Vientos Air Base for the prayer vigil and closing Mass with Pope Benedict XVI. ...read more
World Youth Day in Madrid ends this weekend with a giant celebration. The setting for it all is Cuatro Vientos, an air base whose length is equivalent to 48 football fields–an area capable of hosting the over one million people expected to attend the events with the Holy Father. Fr. Javier Cremades, in charge of ...read more
A presentation was made of the scenes that will cover the Via Crucis (or Stations of the Cross) that will be  held Friday on the Paseo de Recoletos. The WYD Via Crucis will feature pasos (statues used in Spanish Holy Week processions) from 12 Spanish cities. Each of these images illustrates a Station of the ...read more
If you’re watching any of our coverage of WYD, either on our digital cable network or at WYD Central, you will have undoubtedly seen WYD pilgrims with their WYD backpacks. All pilgrims receive a pack with their registration. The bag itself features the official WYD colours: red, yellow and orange. Wonder what’s in the pack? ...read more