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Pope Francis set for World Youth Day


VATICAN (SE): At the beginning of this year, one strange omen that did appear is that World Youth Day was the only thing entered on Pope Benedict XVI’s international itinerary.

Then, as a consequence of his February 11 announcement of his pending resignation, it was scratched out of the dairy.

However, within the first few days of his papacy, Pope Francis has announced that he will definitely attend the worldwide gathering of Catholic youth in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from July 23 to 28, the Catholic News Agency reported.

Archbishop Orani Joao Tempesta, from Rio de Janiero, has revealed that when he first broached the subject with Pope Benedict, he told him that either he or his successor would be present.


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