Pope asks youth to change world at Brazil mass

Hundreds of thousand of people crowded Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro today to hear the Pope’s final mass of his visit to Brazil. Rio’s famed Copacabana beach, usually known for its scantily-clan sen seekers and revelry, took on a more serious role as Pope Francis concluded the youth festival by urging young people to…

Rio prepares for World Youth Day

Hundreds of thousands of Roman Catholics have gathered at Copacabana Beach in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil for the opening of the World Youth Day Festival. The highlight of the festival will be the visit by Pope Francis on Thursday. The Pope arrived on Monday for his first trip abroad since becoming the head of the…

Pope Francis schedules tour of South America in 2015

Chilean Archbishop Ricardo Ezzati Andrello of Santiago is hopeful that Pope Francis will tour South America in 2015. According to Archbishop Ezzati, next year Pope Francis will travel to meet Orthodox Ecumenical Patriach Bartholomew of Constantinople in Turkey and will make “another trip to Africa and another to Asia.” The Vatican Press Office said that…