Catholic Herald logo
Menu
Supporters of Brazil's soccer team Chapecoense attend Mass at the city's Cathedral in Chapeco, Brazil, (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Members of the Chapecoense football team died in the plane crash in Colombia

US Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky greets fans at Dulles International Airport  (CNS)

Katie Ledecky, who prays before races, won four gold medals and one silver at the Games

The USA's Simone Biles celebrates victory in the Women's Team Gymnastics final at the Rio Olympic Arena on the fourth day of the Rio Olympics Games, Brazil. (PA)

The gymnastics star has revealed that she carries a white rosary in her gym bag

Indigenous people from the Pankararu tribe walk along the Holy Sepulchre path used by pilgrims in Juazeiro do Norte, Brazil.  (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

The plight of Brazil’s indigenous people should be centre stage at the Games, a spokesman said

The Refugee Olympic Team arrives during the opening ceremony for Rio 2016 (AP)

The 2016 Summer Games in Rio marks the first time a refugee team has officially participated in the Olympics

Former Brazilian volleyball player Isabel Barroso holds the Olympic torch next to the statue as Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes and Cardinal Orani Tempesta look on (CNS)

‘This is the moment to make our country and our world safer,’ Cardinal Orani Tempesta said

Young people from Portugal at a concert in Warsaw for WYD 2016 pilgrims (AP)

After hearing the testimonies of friends who went to Rio in 2013, I was adamant that I would make the somewhat shorter journey to Krakow

Christ the Redeemer statue  in Rio de Janeiro (CNS)

Christ the Redeemer statue shown in an Italian football shirt in advert on Rai

Pope Francis with Rio police: the battke against drugs is a huge burden on authorities (AP Photo)

No Catholic should contradict the Pope, but drug legalisation would save lives

World Youth Day volunteers put up a poster in a building in Rio (CNS)

Organisers want to ensure disabled pilgrims are not ‘mere spectators’