WYD Rio: Day 8

Our pilgrims will wake up this morning on Copacabana Beach and begin the day with the praying of Laudes at 7 am.

Pope Francis will arrive about 9:30 am and celebrate Mass at 10 am.

They will receive the Sending Blessing, since WYD is a preparation for the great task that begins — being sent on mission to make disciples of all nations.

Pope Francis announced that the next World Youth Day will occur in Krakow, POLAND in 2016!

Polish Flag

One of our pilgrims celebrated a birthday today — what better way to do it than with a Papal Mass?!?! 🙂

We got a couple pictures back, showing us how they spent the rest of the day:

Brasilian Football
Brasilian Football (Soccer)

Confeitaria Colombo
Confeitaria Colombo, a famous bakery