Wednesday, July 24, 2013

WYD Rio 2013 - Wednesday

Yesterday our pilgrims stormed the Copacabana beach for the start of a World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro. Despite the traffic trouble and some rain drops, the Vatican said 560,000 pilgrims from around the world made it to the beach, singing, waving flags and praying as Rio Archbishop Orani Tempesta led a mass to kick off World Youth Day.

We arrived early at 1:45 p.m. and held our grounds while many other pilgrims tried to take our area. We experienced a concert, rosary, and talks before the celebration of the Eucharist.