World Youth Day Scrapbook 2013

Categories: Nation/World

Polish pilgrims react as pope announces that Krakow will host World Youth Day 2016

Polish pilgrims in Rio de Janeiro cheer as Pope Francis announces that World Youth Day 2016 will take place in Krakow, Poland. The pope made the announcement at the conclusion of the closing Mass of World Youth Day on Copacabana beach July 28.

PopeFrancishearsconfession young man as he hears confessions during World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro

Pope Francis hears the confession of a young man during World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro July 26. Portable confessionals were set out in several public places for pilgrims attending World Youth Day. Five young people had the opportunity to take part in the sacrament of reconciliation with Pope Francis.



The World Youth Day contingent from the Diocese of St. Cloud and the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis climbed to the base of Corcovado, Christ the Redeemer statue, that overlooks Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.