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World Youth Day for local pilgrims

Feature November 2013 Sean Ryan Young people from Palmerston North and Wellington dioceses had the opportunity to deepen their understanding of distant cultures during the July World Youth Day pilgrimage to Brazil. In Central and South America they joined in such activities as collecting and washing plastic bottles to make money to help address the

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World Youth Day NZ style

  World Youth Day Dan Siave September 2013 On 27 July New Zealand World Youth Day Experience (NZWYDE) drew all those who could not go to Brazil to a celebration of faith. More than 300 young people from throughout the dioceses of Palmerston North and Wellington gathered with Archbishop John Dew for a day of

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Millions flock to pope in Brazil

Feature Pope Francis drew some three million flag-waving faithful to Rio’s Copacabana beach on Saturday 27 July for the final evening of World Youth Day, hours after he chastised the Brazilian church for failing to stem the ‘exodus’ of Catholics to evangelical congregations, reports AP in The Sydney Morning Herald. The Pontiff also urged Brazilians

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World Youth Day in Wellington


Youth Dan Siave Can’t make it to World Youth Day in Rio? Don’t worry, Come to NZWYDE! On Saturday 27 July 2013, as millions gather in Rio de Janeiro, you are invited to join Archbishop John Dew and young people from around the diocese to share faith, food and an all-round awesome time at New

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