Pope Francis in Brazil for World Youth Day 2013 activities | July 23 – 28


Pope Francis, the Roman Catholic Church leader, is in Brazil for World Youth Day events where as many as 2.5 million people are expected to participate. The theme for the celebration is “Go and make disciples of all nations.”

Pope Francis is scheduled to tour a slum, meet young inmates and hold three public Masses during World Youth Day events July 23-28. This looks set to be an amazing experience; a Catholic Youth Festival, an encounter with Jesus Christ for many and the largest youth gathering in the World!

“It’s so exciting to see the pope in our country,” said Antonio Dantas, a 24-year-old seminary student from northeastern Brazil, as reported by Bloomberg. “I hope he brings a message of peace to all of us who make up the Catholic religion, but also people of other religions.”

Check out the videos below to catch a glimpse of World Youth Day activities and also its history.