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By Fiona Hurrell, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As July approaches the city of Rio is expecting to receive millions of young people arriving for Catholic World Youth Day (WYD). In accordance with this year's message “Go...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - Pope Francis will visit Rio de Janeiro for World Youth Day (WYD) in July, he announced Sunday at an address to mark the beginning of Holy Week. Francis, the first Pope...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - The Catholic Church yesterday made history by selecting its first Latin American pope. The selection of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, from Argentina, over favorite from Brazil, São Paulo’s Cardinal Odilo Scherer,...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The announcement of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation shocked the Catholic world this week, and almost immediately speculation started over who would be his successor. Given Brazil is home to...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Carnival and other Pre-Lenten celebrations are observed throughout the world from New Orleans’ Mardi Gras to Ecuador's Fiesta de las Flores y las Frutas, but in Brazil the four days...

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