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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Do you remember those sleepovers with your friends or cousins? Well, here at WYD, millions camped out on the beach in a massive sleepover. And it was packed! Groups were forced to form human walls around their campsite to prevent themselves from getting trampled. And space on the beach is a premium. One group of pilgrims even went right up to the water and constructed a elaborate wall system to prevent the water from washing away their camp site.
Excitement is high on the beach, even after the changes in location, when there were rumors that pilgrims would not be able to camp out for the night, which would have displaced many of those who had planned to be at the vigil all night. And now, this sleepover will end with mass with the pope, when the location of the next WYD will be announced. Rumors abound!