The official theme song of the 34th WYD, which will take place in the Central American country from 22 to 27 January 2019, was formally presented in Panama. The song—inspired by the words of the Virgin Mary in Luke's Gospel: “I am the servant of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word” (Lk 1:38)
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This video by the Walk Free foundation tells the story of one migrant worker who was victim to modern-day slavery within Thailand's fishing industry. Credit: This video has been produced by Walk Free Creative Leader Guna Subramaniam.
In 1994, ethnic tensions in Rwanda culminated in one hundred days of killing, in which nearly one million Tutsi men, women and children were killed by their Hutu neighbors. Now, two decades later in the largely Christian country, many perpetrators are being released from prison and seeking forgiveness from those they traumatized.
Viewed billions of times and serving as a global Christian outreach for more than three decades, "JESUS," the most watched film in history, has been re-mastered in high-definition with a complete new musical score in Dolby 5.1 surround sound. Also, in honor of its 35th anniversary, the re-titled "The JESUS Film" is scheduled for select theatrical showings beginning in March, according to project promoters.
"He's been Pope for about seven months, but he’s been alive for more than seven decades and he has an extensive track record,” explains one of the executive producers for the documentary.
Few people understand the Vatican better than John Allen Jr., a Senior Correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter in Rome. Since Benedict announced his resignation, John has been doing his homework on the "papabili," or "papal candidates" who are most likely to succeed him. In these segments we look at some of the most dynamic Cardinals from around the world.
Summer 1936 at the start of the Spanish Civil War. The film tells us about the martyrdom of 51 members of the Claretian Community of Barbastro (Huesca, Spain). Excellent portrait of the human and religious dimension of each person involved in such a real tragedy of our history. The sacrifies of young Claretians proclaim that "Love overcomes death."
London pop band Ooberfuse have been chosen to sing and record in English the official youth anthem of World Youth Day 2013. This English version of the WYD Rio 2013 is great, youthful, faithful, joyful. Congratulatios Ooberfuse. Hope Cherrie Anderson's voice will encourage many to "Go, be missionaries".
Fr. Robert Barron discusses the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI; answering to four different reporters in the NBC network studio he deals with some of the questions and situations every catholic has now after the Pope's surprising announcement of his resignation.
Human Trafficking There are more slaves today than at any time in human history. An estimated 27 million men, women, and children are living in bondage. In 2007, slave traders made more profit than Google, Nike, and Starbucks combined.