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What have Pope Francis, Jesus and the Rolling Stones got in common?

What have Pope Francis, Jesus and the Rolling Stones got in common?

Read the blog in Spanish, in French, or in Portuguese. By Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga, President of Caritas Internationalis Like the Rolling Stones a few years before him, Pope Francis will gather to celebrate with millions of young people on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro next week. The occasion will be World Youth Day, ...

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“Expect the unexpected” – World Youth Day with Pope Francis

“Expect the unexpected” – World Youth Day with Pope Francis

What inspires young people to cross continents for a celebration of faith with Pope Francis? Lilian Chan, on line editor for Caritas Australia, tells us about the energy, diversity and unity to be found at World Youth Day. One of the phrases I’ve most heard during my preparations for WYD is “to expect the unexpected”! ...

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Rio+20: faith based organisations keep the hope alive

Rio+20: faith based organisations keep the hope alive

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yxk_4tz4NY8&feature=youtu.be] By Martina Liebsch, Caritas Internationalis Director of Policy and Advocacy It has become a tradition that faith based organisations host a side event together at major global conferences, like at the UN conferences on climate change in Cancun and Durban. Over 120 people gathered in one of the last of the side events at ...

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Rio+20: conference reflections

Rio+20: conference reflections

By James Stella On entering the Rio+20 Conference centre, the participants are instantly greeted by an enormous blue coloured digital billboard displaying the extensive list of side events scheduled for the day. Listed on the board one will find the name, location and time of the event. With events scheduled around the clock, from 9:00 ...

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