Change of Venue for Vigil and Mass

The Local Organizing Committee of the World Youth Day (COL) reports that, due to climatic conditions, the events planned for the Campus Fidei in Guaratiba, will be held on Copacabana beach. The pilgrimage of 13 km cannot be done. Unlike what would have happened in Campus Fidei, where participants would be in vigil all night long, the program in Copacabana will limit to the Prayer Vigil with Pope Francis (scheduled on Saturday 27 at 19.30) and restart on Sunday 28, at 10 am, with the Mass celebrated by the Pope.

“It was a difficult decision, but responsible, always thinking in the safety of our pilgrims. Copacabana has always been our plan B, and now we must apply it. The pilgrims in Rio de Janeiro are already feeling the fruits of WYD. Let this WYD keep cheerful and happy,” said Msgr. Paulo Cezar Costa, vice president of the COL.
(Source Official WYD Site)

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