World Youth Day nears

July 22, 2013
A young woman takes part in a World Youth Day countdown event along the beach in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil is set to host tens of thousands of young people for World Youth Day July 23-28. Pope Francis has approved a special indulgence for those who attend the event's liturgies and prayer services or for those who follow the events online in the spirit of prayer and contrition.

CNS PHOTO | COURTESY OF WORLD YOUTH DAY RIO 2013

World Youth Day nears

A young woman takes part in a World Youth Day countdown event along the beach in Rio de Janeiro.

Brazil is set to host tens of thousands of young people for World Youth Day July 23-28.

Pope Francis has approved a special indulgence for those who attend the event's liturgies and prayer services or for those who follow the events online in the spirit of prayer and contrition.