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Syria: A small “World Youth Day” in the city of Aleppo

Syria: A small “World Youth Day” in the city of Aleppo

Aleppo – On the day that Pope Francis celebrated the concluding Mass of World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, even Christian children in the martyred city of Aleppo came together to experience a day of prayer and communion of spirit with three million of their peers gathered on Copacabana beach and to help them keep together the hope, even in the suffering and struggle that marks their daily condition.

Pope Francis takes his Message to Brazil

Pope Francis takes his Message to Brazil

The organizers of World Youth Day expect more than a million young pilgrims from 170 countries in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil is a land with approximately 123 million Catholics and more than 400 bishops: the country with the largest number of Catholics in the world.