World Youth Day – WYD Rio2013: Visit of Pope Francis to Brazil stamp

World Youth Day – WYD Rio2013: Visit of Pope Francis to Brazil stamp

Through this issue, the Brazilian Post registers the importance of the visit of Pope Francis to Brazil, at the occasion of the WYD 2013, considered the world's largest event directed to the youth.

The World Youth Day, an international meeting of the youth with the Pope, is to be held in Rio de Janeiro from July 23rd -28th 2013. Having as the motto "go and make disciples of all nations" (Mt 28, 19), the event will have the presence of Pope Francis, elected on March 13th 2013, on the second day of the conclave, being the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church and current Sovereign of the State of Vatican, succeeding Pope Benedict XVI, who abdicated papacy on February 28th, 2013.

During the apostolic trip to Brazil, Pope Francis, among other activities, will celebrate, on July 24th 2013, a Mass in Sao Paulo, at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida. On the last day of the Meet, July 28th, he will celebrate the Holy Mass of the 28th World Youth Day, at Campus Fidei, in Guaratiba. The farewell ceremony will take place at Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport – Rio de Janeiro, with a speech by the Holy Pope.

About the stamp:

The image portrays, on the foreground, the smiling soft face of Pope Francis, irradiating sympathy and simplicity, in a gesture of blessing. On the background, the representation of the view of Guanabara Bay and, on the left, the monument Christ the Redeemer, symbol chosen for the event of the 28th World Youth Day – WYD Rio2013, are seen. The colors green, blue and yellow, used to compose the logo for WYD Rio2013, are present in the exuberant nature of the city and on the Brazilian flag. Above the flag, the official logo for WYD Rio2013 is depicted. The technique used is watercolor over paper.

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