Sunday, July 28, 2013

Vigil at Copacabana Beach with Pope Francis

Last night's prayer vigil changed locations to Copacabana Beach because the field where we were supposed to sleep was flooded and there was damage to the structure. Even yesterday, it was unsure if  we could sleep at the vigil on the beach because of the protests and the tide of the ocean. We were blessed to be able to sleep in our sleeping bags on the beach.

Pope Francis arrived in his pope mobile, but he took time to kiss babies and children with autism, and to shake people's hands. He even got out of his pope mobile and walked on the street! He really is a pope for the people, especially for the youth!

At the vigil, Pope Francis told us that to be missionaries, we have to have a relationship with Jesus, ask him questions, and have conversations with him.

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