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World Youth Day 2013

Pope Francis On St. Peter's Square: 'It looks like Rio de Janeiro'

AP | Posted 08.04.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis lavished praise on Brazilians for their warm welcome during his weeklong visit for World Youth Day. Francis expressed hi...

WATCH: Little Boy Brings Pope To Tears

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.01.2013 | Religion

Meet Nathan de Brito, the little boy who broke past barriers to run into Pope Francis' arms on Friday in order to tell him something that moved the po...

Pilgrim WALKS Almost 2,000 Miles To Greet Pope Francis

Religion News Service | Janet Tappin Coelho | Posted 07.29.2013 | Religion

RIO DE JANEIRO (RNS) A record-breaking three million Roman Catholics crammed Copacabana Beach Saturday (July 27) night to hear Pope Francis encourage...

WATCH: Pope's Delivers Final Mass To Record Breaking Crowd

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD and JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 09.27.2013 | Religion

RIO DE JANEIRO — Pope Francis' historic trip to his home continent ended Sunday after a marathon weeklong visit to Brazil that drew millions of ...

What Does Pope Francis Mean By 'Shake Up The Church'

AP | VIVIAN SEQUERA and MICHAEL WARREN | Posted 09.26.2013 | Religion

RIO DE JANEIRO — In the thick of his historic visit to Brazil this week, Pope Francis urged young Catholics to make a "mess" in their dioceses a...

Nuns Go Wild For Pope Francis

Posted 09.24.2013 | Religion

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Anyone doubting the star power of Pope Francis, take note: He makes even grown nuns go wild. About 40 nuns lost their compos...

Crowd Braves Cold Rain For Pope's First Public Mass

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD and JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 09.23.2013 | Religion

APARECIDA, Brazil — Pope Francis made an emotional plea Wednesday for Roman Catholics to shun materialism in the first public Mass of his initia...

Is The Pope Safe?

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD and Bradley Brooks | Posted 07.24.2013 | Religion

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Pope Francis' decision to shun a major security detail for his visit to Brazil exemplifies his view of what the Roman Catholic...

'Kiss-In' And 'Slut Walk' Planned To Welcome Pope

Posted 07.23.2013 | Religion

The streets of Brazil were filled with protestors last month as young people took to the streets to demand upgrades to public transport, health, and e...

Pope's Wrong Turn Leads To Mob Scene

AP | MARCO SIBAJA | Posted 09.21.2013 | Religion

RIO DE JANEIRO -- The mob scene witnessed as Pope Francis arrived in Rio de Janeiro on Monday took place because his driver made a wrong turn, church ...

Bomb Scare In Brazil

Posted 07.22.2013 | Religion

A bomb has been found at a shrine that Pope Francis was due to visit on Wednesday and hold a mass. The homemade explosive device was discovered in ...

LOOK: World Youth Day 2013 In Brazil

Posted 07.28.2013 | Religion

See photos of World Youth Day 2013 celebrations and devotions here: ...

'Young People This Moment Are In Crisis,' Says Pope Francis

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD and BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 09.21.2013 | Religion

RIO DE JANEIRO — A wrong turn sent a humble Fiat carrying Pope Francis into the thick of a frenzied Rio crowd Monday, in his first minutes back ...

No Porters For This Pope

Posted 07.22.2013 | Religion

The Pope is off to Rio for World Youth Day, his first trip abroad as pontiff. However, he doesn't seem to be letting the much-anticipated trip go to h...

Pope Francis Tweets To Young Pilgrims

Posted 07.20.2013 | Religion

Pope Francis went out on social media to greet young pilgrims who are traveling to Rio de Janeiro for World Youth Day that starts next week. The P...

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Pope Francis To Make First Major International Appearance

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 07.19.2013 | Religion

NEW YORK -- At St. Joseph's church, a small but bustling Catholic congregation near downtown Brooklyn that draws a mix of Hispanic and Caribbean famil...

Pope's Visit Hopes To Strengthen Brazil's Flagging Church

Reuters | Paulo Prada and Esteban Israel | Posted 09.18.2013 | Religion

* Francis arrives Monday for weeklong World Youth Day events * 22,000 additional soldiers, police to beef up security * ...

Pope Francis Plans Visit To Slum In Rio

AP | Posted 05.08.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis will visit one of Rio de Janeiro's favelas, or slums, during his weeklong visit to Brazil for World Youth Day, his first ...