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# World Youth Day

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Pope Francis heads to Brazil to say mass on Copacabana beach
This is his first trip abroad since becoming pontiff.
Pope ends World Youth Day with appeal to 'become missionaries'
Pope Benedict XVI urges the 1.5 million attending the festival in Madrid not to “keep Christ to yourselves”.
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Pope makes Spanish saint "doctor" of the Catholic Church
Patron saint of Spanish clergy gets the nod for one of Vatican’s highest honours in the hope that his example will “enlighten all priests”, says Benedict at World Youth Day Mass.
Thousands march in Madrid against Pope's visit
Protesters chanted “Nothing for the Pope from my taxes” in a demonstration against the cost of the papal trip.
Student arrested for planning gas attack on papal visit protesters
A Mexican student studying in Spain has been arrested on suspicion of planning to attack people demonstrating against Pope Benedict’s visit to Madrid.
Vatican embarrassed over error-filled book suggesting it supports contraception and euthanasia
Translation and interpretation issues plague Vatican-sanctioned catechism book.