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Pope Visits Brazil During Pivotal Time For Country
The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 22, 2013l | John Lyons,Loretta Chao

Posted on 07/21/2013 11:08:44 PM PDT by Biggirl

RIO DE JANEIRO—Thousands of young Catholics streamed into this seaside city anticipating the expected arrival on Monday of Pope Francis, who is making his first major overseas trip as pontiff to a country convulsed lately by mass student protests and seen as crucial to the future of the church.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: brazil; francis; wyd
God Bless Pope Francis!
1 posted on 07/21/2013 11:08:45 PM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

May God protect him, as well.


2 posted on 07/21/2013 11:53:45 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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... a country ... seen as crucial to the future of the church.

If Brazilians converted en masse to Greek Orthodoxy or Old Order Amish, the Catholic Church would go on. Who writes this stuff, anyway?

I hope the whole event is a tremendous success, and I will especially pray that the Facilities hold out.

3 posted on 07/22/2013 2:41:22 AM PDT by Tax-chick (No pun intended, no punishment ... If I offended you, you needed it.)
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To: Biggirl

Praying for The Pope.

Is he saying Mass? I wonder how many heretics and heathens show up for the Host?


4 posted on 07/22/2013 8:08:24 AM PDT by onedoug
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