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Topic: WYD 2013

Photo gallery: 10 memorable moments from 2013

The people and the stories making the news in what was a momentous year for the Church

Pope Francis’s call for young people to become a radical force for good is a compelling appeal

WYD 2013 has inspired youngsters from around the world

WYD 2013: Colourful rucksacks, four million hosts and a final mass

Pilgrims descended on Copacabana Beach to hear the Pope urge them to reach out to those on “the fringes of society”

‘If a gay person seeks God, who am I to judge him?’ says Pope Francis

Pope Francis holds surprise press conference on flight home from World Youth Day in Rio

WYD 2013: My joy is much greater than my exhaustion, tweets Pope Francis

Pope back in Rome after Brazil visit

WYD 2013: Pope shows his love by outlining a heart at helicopter window

As Pope Francis boarded a helicopter to meet World Youth Day volunteers in Rio, he made the sign of the Cross and then a heart to the delight of the watching crowd

WYD 2013: Protecting the Pope and tears of joy

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

WYD 2013: Kraków will host next World Youth Day in 2016

Polish city is Blessed John Paul II’s former episcopal see

WYD 2013: Pope urges young pilgrims to take Gospel home ‘to everyone’ at closing Mass

‘We are sent together,’ Pontiff tells three million young people on Copacabana Beach

WYD 2013: Full text of Pope Francis’s homily for World Youth Day’s closing Mass

Pope Francis tells the youth that he is counting on them to ‘make disciples of all nations.’