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Five patron saints and 13 intercessors named for World Youth Day 2013 in Rio

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The third patron is Friar Galvao. In 2007, Benedict XVI made this Franciscan, Brazil's first saint.

St. Therese of Lisieux, is also on the list. Since 1927, this French nun has been known as the patroness of missions.

Last but not least, Blessed John Paul II is the fifth. In 1984 he founded World Youth Days. During his pontificate, he was considered 'the Pope of the youth'.

In addition, World Youth Day will also have 13 so called intercessors.  They are St. Rose of Lima, who is known as the first female saint of Latin America. There's also, blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, a young Italian who dedicated his life to helping the poor. Blessed Chiara Luce Badano, who suffered from cancer and offered her pain for the salvation of others. There's also, Frederic Ozanam, a French blessed  who left his mark for living a fully Catholic life.

There's also, Brazilian Adilio Daronch, who was murdered at the age of 16 for being Christian. St. Teresa of the Andes, a Carmelite sister from Chile. Blessed Jose de Anchieta who preached throughout Brazil in the 16th century. Blessed Isidore Bakanja, who was killed in the Congo for being Christian. Blessed Irmã Dulce, a Brazilian nun who dedicated her life to helping the sick and the poor in the Brazilian city of Salvador de Bahia.

Other intercessors include St. George, a soldier from the Roman Empire who converted to Christianity and was beheaded because of it. Blessed Laura Vicuña is also on the list. She offered the pain of her disease for the conversion of her mother. St. Andrew Kim, the first Korean priest who was martyred in 1846, and Blessed Albertina Berkenbrock, a Brazilian girl who was murdered at the age of 12 for refusing to engage in a sexual relationship.


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