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Pope consoles grieving mother of World Youth Day pilgrim

Pope Francis broke down in tears while consoling the grieving mother of a 24-year-old Italian World Youth Day pilgrim who died on August 11, just a few days after the event. Source: The Tablet.

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World Youth Day was an encounter with Christ: Pope

Reflecting on his apostolic journey to Portugal for World Youth Day in Lisbon, Pope Francis praised the event as a moment to meet Christ, discover faith and experience God’s love. Source: Vatican News.

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Pope scrapped prepared speeches to ‘better communicate with young people’

Pope Francis said on Sunday he ditched speeches during his five-day trip to Portugal and spoke off-the-cuff not because he was tired or feeling unwell, but to better communicate with young people. Source: Sight Magazine.

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Was there a miracle in Fatima during Pope’s visit?

A visually impaired 16-year-old girl from Spain says that she is now able to see after receiving Communion in Fatima on Saturday, the day of the Pope’s visit to the Marian shrine in Portugal. Source: Aleteia.

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Don’t be afraid to change the world, Pope tells youth at WYD closing Mass

To end World Youth Day 2023, Pope Francis told 1.5 million weary-eyed and sleep-deprived young people in Lisbon not to let their “great dreams” of changing the world be “stopped by fear”. Source: CNS.

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South Korea to host World Youth Day in 2027

The next World Youth Day will be held in Seoul, South Korea, in 2027, Pope Francis announced at the conclusion of the final Mass of World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon. Source: CNA.

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‘We have been called because we are loved,’ Pope tells 500,000 pilgrims

At Pope Francis’ first official World Youth Day event in Portugal, he told the 500,000 young people that their presence was no accident and that God has called each one by name. Source: CNA.

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World Youth Day bringing together Church’s future leaders  

I can honestly say the experience of World Youth Day Sydney in 2008 changed the course of my life, writes Monica Doumit. Source: The Catholic Weekly. 

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Europe should invest in young people, not weapons: Pope

Pope Francis arrived in Lisbon yesterday for the World Youth Day festival with a blunt message for European leaders: invest in young people rather than weapons. Source: NCR Online.