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WYD 2013: I eagerly await the moment when at the end of the WYD Mass, the Pope announces ‘London 2022’ as the next WYD. I hope to see you there.

Pope Francis kisses baby while riding along Copacabana beach during World Youth Day (CNS)

We need to bring World Youth Day to London, writes Jo-Anne Rowney

WYD 2013: Protecting the Pope and tears of joy

A choir sings as pilgrims prepare for the World Youth Day closing Mass  (Photo: CNS)

Putting down my camera phone allowed me to share a truly special moment with Pope Francis and my fellow volunteers

WYD 2013: ‘We will not wash our hands Holy Father. We will take courage’

The Way of the Cross on Copacabana Beach (AP)

This World Youth Day we will ‘Go and make disciples of all nations’

WYD 2013: The festival was exuberant, the Mass was joyful

Pilgrims cheer during the World Youth Day opening ceremony

The pilgrims’ spirits are high in Rio despite the rain

WYD 2013: The Pope’s arrival was a whirlwind of drama and joy

Pope Francis kisses baby while greeting crowd of faithful in Rio de Janeiro (CNS)

The hashtag #papa has even overtaken the Royal baby as a hot topic on Twitter

WYD 2013: Rio reminds me that the Church is truly universal

A statue of Blessed John Paul II is silhouetted in front of the Cathedral of St. Sebastian in Rio de Janeiro Photo: CNS

Within a few minutes of meeting new friends at WYD you feel as if you have known them forever

Priest in Guyana named new British Jesuit provincial

Pope Benedict XVI meets Fr Adolfo Nicolás, Jesuit superior general (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Catholic Press Photo)

Fr Dermot Preston, a noted film buff, has worked in Guyana for five years and also in South Africa

Archbishop backs petition to save The Cardinal pub

The Cardinal pub is just round the corner from Westminster Cathedral (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Campaign to save Catholic character of pub next to Westminster Cathedral has been signed by Ann Widdecombe as well as many priests and religious