World Youth Day 2013 – Rio, Brazil, 23-28 July

rioWorld Youth Day 2013, stylised WYDRio2013, will be the 14th international World Youth Day, an international Catholic event focused on religious faith and youth. The host city of World Youth Day 2013 will be Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as announced by Pope Benedict XVI at the end of the closing mass of World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid, Spain.  The events are scheduled to be held from 23 July to 28 July 2013.

World Youth Day 2013 will be the second World Youth Day to be held in South America; the second to be held in Latin America with the first being held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in April 1987; and the third to be held in the Southern Hemisphere. Additionally, World Youth Day 2013 will be the first World Youth Day to be held in a country whose primary language is Portuguese.

This will be the first World Youth day for Pope Francis.

Apostolic Journey to Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
on the occasion of the
28th World Youth Day
(22-29 July 2013)

JMJ Rio de Janeiro 2013

Live broadcasting from CTV
(Vatican Television Center)

Vatican Player

  • Decree according to which Special Indulgences are granted to the faithful on the occasion of the 28th World Youth Day [Rio de Janeiro, 22-29 July 2013] (9 July 2013)
    [Italian, Latin]

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World Youth Day 2013 – Official Prayer

O Father, You sent Your Eternal Son to save the world and chose men and women, through Him, with Him and in Him, to proclaim the Good News to all nations. Grant us the graces necessary so that joy may shine in the faces of all young people, the joy of being, by the power of the Holy Spirit, the evangelists the Church needs in the Third Millennium.

O Christ, Redeemer of humanity, the image of Your open arms on the top of Corcovado welcomes all people. In Your paschal offering, You brought us by the Holy Spirit to an encounter of sonship with the Father. Young people, who are fed by Eucharist, hear You in Your Word and meet You as their brother, need your infinite mercy to run the paths of the world missionary-disciples of the New Evangelization.

O Holy Spirit, Love of the Father and the Son, with the splendor of Your Truth and the fire of Your Love, send Your Light to all young people so that, driven by their experience of World Youth Day, they may bring to the four corners of the world faith, hope and charity, becoming great builders of a culture of life and peace and catalysts of a new world. 


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