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World Youth Day

(Elizabeth Riordan, left.  Elizabeth Feeney, right.  Photos by Mark Abrams)

Philadelphia Area Youngsters Return From Seeing Pope Francis in Rio

They were tired after the flight from Rio to New York followed by a minibus ride back to St. David’s Church on Easton Road in Willow Grove, Pa.

08/01/2013

Pope Francis waves as he boards the plane for his departure after concluding a week-long trip to Brazil, at the air base in Rio de Janeiro on July 28, 2013. The head of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics hammered home his plea for young believers attending World Youth Day (WYD) to 'go and make disciples of all nations' as he concluded his trip to Brazil aimed at reigniting Roman Catholic passion. (Credit: EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images)

Papal Expert: Visit To Brazil Reinforces Pope’s Message Of Serving Poor, Marginalized

Philadelphia-based papal expert Rocco Palmo says Pope Francis did World Youth Day his way, spreading a message of outreach to those who believe they’ve been left behind.

07/29/2013

21 area young Catholics leave for World Youth Day (Credit Mike DeNardo)

Young Catholics Embark On Pilgrimage To Rio de Janeiro

21 young people from the Philadelphia Archdiocese are on their way to Rio de Janeiro, to join with millions of Catholics for World Youth Day.

07/22/2013

(credit: YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

Catholics Using Social Media To Follow World Youth Day In Brazil

For Catholics who were unable to fly to Brazil to take part in World Youth Day, the Vatican issued a decree stating that those who follow the celebration online will be granted a plenary indulgence.

07/21/2013

Pope Benedict XVI. (Credit: VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Group Departs For Pope’s World Youth Day In Europe

A group of pilgrims left Philadelphia Wednesday en route to Europe and events leading up to Pope Benedict XVI observance of World Youth Day.

08/11/2011

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