Fresh news from Rio, the Days in the Diocese will be replaced by “Mission week”. In the week participants of World Youth Day (WYD) who apply for it will be sent to one of 276 dioceses of Brazil to help in social justice projects.
This change was made at the request of the Brazilian bishops to put WYD in communion with the Aparecida document which calls everyone to be constantly in mission. The Pontifical Council for the Laity accepted because WYD is a missionary event and this is a way of living the theme “Go and make disciples of all nations”
The mission week will be held from July 16 to 21 2013. Not all of the dioceses of the biggest catholic country in the world will receive international youth but all take parte of this initiative
Dioceses are already preparing along with the Brazilian Conference of Bishops (CNBB). A guidebook for this week will be launched and translated in various languages.