World Youth Day is not only for those able to travel to Rio. WYD events are planned in many cities throughout the world. They offer a great opportunity for young people to get together to celebrate this occasion and participate in various activities. One of these is in Washington, D.C. at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in what is appropriately called Rio in DC. The event will be held Saturday evening at the Monastery beginning at 6:00 pm and ending at 11:00 pm.
There will be live feeds of Pope Francis from Rio, relics John Paul II on display (courtesy of the John Paul II Shrine in Washington), Mass and much more. It is open to ages 18-35.