Sunday, September 23, 2012

World Youth Day Will Bear Copious Fruits for the Church: Bishop Dal Covolo

It has a profound Christian tradition, but it is also the country of the samba and bossa nova. It gave birth to the great Pele: it is Brazil, the largest country in South America where, for the next four years, the world will be watching.

In fact, not only will it host the next Olympic Games in 2016, and the next World Soccer Cup in 2014, but will host hundreds of thousands of young people from all over the world in Rio de Janeiro to meet with Pope Benedict XVI for World Youth Day (WYD) next year.