Follow along as Busted Halo® correspondent Mark Irons & Paulist seminarian Jimmy Hsu, CSP, bring you reflections, videos, photos and more from the front lines of World Youth Day in Rio!
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A Very Wet WYD
Almost as soon as we arrived at Rio, it started raining. Coincidence? Maybe. Today, the rain got even harder as pilgrims begin to arrive for the second day of catechetical sessions. And there is no end in sight.
Even with all the rain, Vivo Rio, the catechetical location I’m at is still packed, with more people arriving every second, with the same enthusiasm as ever. Later this afternoon, there will be an official welcoming ceremony for Pope Francis, who has been in the country since Monday. I hope he packed an umbrella!