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Pope invites youth to join him in Rio de Janeiro in 2013

2011-08-21

Benedict XVI
 
Iam pleased now to announce that the next World Youth Day will be heldin 2013, in Rio de Janeiro. Even now, let us ask the Lord to assistall those who will organize it, and to ease the journey there ofyoung people from all over the world, so that they will be able tojoin me in that beautiful city of Brazil.”

Speaking to the crowds of Catholic youth, the pope told them to sharetheir experiences from World Youth Day in Madrid with their friendsat home.

BenedictXVI
Iinvite you to give a bold witness of Christian living to them. Inthis way you will give birth to new Christians and will help theChurch grow strongly in the hearts of many others.”

The announcement of Rio de Janeiro as the next host city wascelebrated by pilgrims waving the Brazilian flag.


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