Friday, April 26, 2013

Argentines drawn to World Youth Day

800,000 registered Argentine pilgrims expected
A young woman raises her arms during a Mass April 12 to mark the start of the
100-day countdown to World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro. (Photo: CNS)
About 15 per cent of volunteers for World Youth Day are Argentine. The Catholic Register staff reports:
“The Argentinian youth and even just the people in general in Argentina have been following him so much. And I think part of it is pride because they’re proud that he’s Argentinian. At the same time he brings that hope that a lot of people have lost,” said Maria Lopez.

“I’m extremely happy… I started crying,” she said about the election of Pope Francis, adding that Argentines feel they can connect with the pontiff.
For full story, see The B.C. Catholic website.

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