From 23d to 28th of July 2013, the WORLD YOUTH DAYS will take place in Rio de Janeiro (Brasil).
Belgium will also be present with different groups starting from north, south and center of Belgium.
The WYD were created by pope John Paul II to bring catholic youth of the whole world together to pray, sing and rejoice.
The belgian delegation will leave on July 11th from Brussels Airport to Brasil. Before the general part of the WYD,, the belgians will stay in Goias from July 11th to July 20th. They will live in families oer there and in parishes. There will be spiritual moments in an abbey and they will have a get together with young people from the diocese of Goias.
Their stay in Ro will last from July 21th to August 1st, date of coming back of the first group of belgian youth. In Rio, there will be festivals, prayers, music, masses in common. They will wlecome Pope Franciscus on July 25th. The group will also visit the main touristic places from Rio.
A wonderful journey ahead for the belgian delegation.
M D DESNERCK