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World Youth Day 2013
Transcript of World Youth Day 2013
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Depart for Rio!
Papal Welcoming Ceremony
at the garden of the Palácio Guanabara
Pope will give his first speech
Arrive in Rio
Check into accommodations
Ascend Corcovado to Christ the Redeemer Statue
*WYD begins this evening with
United States Pilgrim Gathering
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Special Welcome Center for English-Speaking Pilgrims
Location: Vivo Rio
Site to feature prayer experiences, music, videos, motivational speakers
The Welcome Center is located at Vivo Rio, a performing arts facility in the eastern Flamengo area of Rio, on the shores of Guanabara Bay, not far from other World Youth Day activities around the city. The facility is accessible by the city's metro system, making it convenient for World Youth Day pilgrims traveling in from around the area.
The Center will serve as a hub of activities during World Youth Day, which revolves around prayer and meetings with Pope Francis, catechetical sessions and liturgies with bishops from around the world.
The morning tour starts with a panoramic tour of downtown Rio where you'll pass by the infamous Sambadrome, the exhibition area for the renowned Samba schools in Rio.
A brief stop is made at the Metropolitan Cathedral, made famous for its unusual pyramid shape. Admire its beauty and rareness from the outside! Your panoramic city tour continues with a visit to the traditional Cinelandia Square where you'll tour the various historic buildings such as the Municipal Theater, the National Library and the National Museum of Fine Arts.
Head towards the Urca neighborhood, where one of Rio's most iconic symbols is located, Sugar Loaf Mountain. Traveling up Sugar Loaf mountain on a cable car, you'll make a brief stop at a vantage point at approximately 700 feet (215 meters) above sea level.
Capture unparalleled panoramic views of the city, Guanabara Bay, the Rio-Niteroi Bridge and Corcovado Mountain. You'll then ascend to the peak of Sugar Loaf for breathtaking views of Copacabana Beach, the Santa Cruz Fortress and the beaches of Niteroi.
After lunch (on our own), you'll pass through the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas district on your way to the Cosme Velho train station. Enjoy a scenic cog train ride through the Tijuca rainforest up to the 125 foot (38 meter) iconic Christ Redeemer Statue. You'll spend approximately 45 minutes at the statue where you can capture once in a lifetime photo opportunities.
After the train ride back down, you'll be dropped off at your accommodations. This evening we attend the opening ceremonies of World Youth Day 2013.
(Example - July 23rd?)
Stations of the Cross
at Copacabana Beach
Pope will give a speech
official activities will begin with a Mass, presided over by the Holy Father, at the Catedral São Sebastião (St. Sebastian Cathedral)
Pope will be in Guaratiba, at Campus Fidei for the
with the young people
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along Copacabana beachfront
the Pope will greet WYD pilgrims for the first time and will give a speech
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There, he will deliver a speech to the pilgrims and take a moment for adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with the youth present.
This event will begin at 5:00 p.m. with music and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament - and will conclude with a special holy hour experience at 7:30 p.m.
After this program, U.S. pilgrims will have some time to meet and network with others from the United States.
10:00 am ~ Veneration of the Image of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Hall of the 12 Apostles
10:30 am ~ Pope Francis says mass in the Basilica of the Shrine of Our Lady of the Conception of Aparecida
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"Lunch with young people from all continents"
July 27th, 9:00 am
Holy Mass with the Bishops of the 28th WYD and with Priests, Religious and Seminarians in the Cathedral of St. Sebastian
*Holy Mass for the 28th World Youth Day*
at Campus Fidei in Guaratiba
Sunday, July 28th
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