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‘Barkada ni Pedro’ shares World Youth Day events on Facebook

ABOUT 38 Cebuano pilgrims shared their experiences in attending the one week celebration of the World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil that ended yesterday.

Posted: July 29th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Next World Youth Day in Poland in 2016—pope

A Polish flag that bears the name of Krakow, the host city for the 2016 World Youth Day, is waved during the WYD closing Mass in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 28, 2013.  AP PHOTO/DOMENICO STINELLIS

Pope Francis announced here Sunday that the next World Youth Day (WYD), the Catholic youth fest, will be held in the Polish city of Krakow in 2016.

Posted: July 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Organizers estimate 2 million in Rio for pope

Pope Francis wears an indigenous feathered hat given to him by representatives of one of Brazil's native tribes during a meeting at the Municipal Theater in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, July 27, 2013. AP

Organizers estimate that some 2 million people have come out to Copacabana beach for the final evening of World Youth day with Pope Francis.

Posted: July 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Pope speaks to youth alienated by church’s sins

Pope Francis blows a kiss from his popemobile as he arrives for the Stations of the Cross service on the Copacabana beachfront in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, July 26, 2013. Also known as the Via Crucis and Via Dolorosa, the Stations of the Cross are built around reflections on Jesus' last steps leading up to his crucifixion and death. Francis started off the day, his fifth in Rio, by hearing confessions from a half-dozen young pilgrims in a park and met privately with juvenile detainees. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Pope Francis took his mission to re-energize his flock to legions of young Catholics on a Brazilian beach Friday, reaching out to those who have lost faith due to church failings.

Posted: July 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Slum trip, mass youth meeting await Pope Francis in Rio

Pope Francis greets pilgrims from his popemobile as he arrives to the Aparecida Basilica in Aparecida, Brazil, Wednesday, July 24, 2013. Tens of thousands of faithful flocked to the tiny town of Aparecida, tucked into an agricultural region halfway between Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, where he is to celebrate the first public Mass of his trip in a massive basilica dedicated to the nation's patron saint. AP/Domenico Stinellis

Pope Francis set an action-packed Thursday in Rio de Janeiro, where he will bless the Olympic flag, visit a slum and address upward of 1 million young Roman Catholics on Copacabana beach.

Posted: July 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Nuns mob pope seeking to get photos with him

Nuns wave at and takes pictures of Pope Francis as he drives by in his popemobile as he leaves Aparecida, Brazil, Wednesday, July 24, 2013. Tens of thousands of faithful flocked to the tiny town of Aparecida, tucked into an agricultural region halfway between Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, where he is celebrated the first public Mass of his trip in a massive basilica dedicated to the nation's patron saint. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

Anyone doubting the star power of Pope Francis, take note: He makes even grown nuns go wild.

Posted: July 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Priestly vocations a challenge for Pope Francis

In this July 15, 2013 photo, students at the Pontifical University of Mexico seminary greet each other as they walk through the campus in Mexico City. Many believe that Pope Francis' visit to Brazil to head World Youth Day can be the ideal setting to try and awaken young people's desire to serve in the church in regions such as Latin America, where it has been difficult to attract the faithful to priesthood as other religions gain ground. AP

Camilo Sandoval says he faces the choice of a lifetime: He can study engineering in college or he can devote himself to the church.

Posted: July 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Pope Francis ditches bullet-proof car for Brazil trip

Pope Francis AFP file photo

Pope Francis will ditch the bullet-proof “popemobile” used by his predecessors on his visit to Brazil this month and travel in an open-top jeep, the Vatican said Wednesday.

Posted: July 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Praying on the beach: Pope Francis’ program in Brazil

Pope Francis AP PHOTO

From praying on the beach to visiting a slum, Pope Francis’ July 22-28 visit to Brazil — his first foreign trip — will have several historic moments.

Posted: July 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Pilgrims to promote ‘Barkada ni Pedro’ at World Youth Day

Thirty-eight pilgrims from the Commission on Youth of the Archdiocese of Cebu will bring ‘Barkada ni Pedro’ (BNP) to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil during the World Youth Day celebration next month.

Posted: June 11th, 2013 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Vatican details Pope Francis’ World Youth Day trip to Brazil

Pope Francis. AP FILE PHOTO

Pope Francis will travel to Brazil in July for World Youth Day, a major Catholic youth event expected to draw upwards of 2.5 million people, the Vatican said Tuesday.

Posted: May 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Brazil bishops hail “humility” of resigning Pope

In this May 10, 2007, file photo, Pope Benedict XVI reacts while looking at fireworks during an event at the Pacaembu stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Brazilian Catholic bishops on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, hailed the "humility and greatness" of Pope Benedict XVI on learning of his imminent resignation due to old age.  AP PHOTO/SILVIA IZQUIERDO

Brazilian Catholic bishops on Monday hailed the “humility and greatness” of Pope Benedict XVI on learning of his imminent resignation due to old age.

Posted: February 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

A celebration of the youth’s faith

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The young and young-at-heart gathered recently at the Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) campus for a unique out-of-classroom experience as they celebrated the 26th World Youth Day (WYD). Officially held in Madrid, Spain, with Pope Benedict XVI in attendance, a local version of the WYD, World Youth Day 2011 Madrid to Manila Overnight Vigil: A [...]

Posted: August 28th, 2011 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

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