Brazilian SCJ reflects on his homeland prior to World Youth Day

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Fr. Willyans Prado Rapozo, a Brazilian SCJ who ministers in Toronto, Canada, was recently interviewed about his homeland by “Salt and Light,” a Toronto-based media outlet. The focus is on Brazil because of the upcoming World Youth Day gathering in Rio de Janeiro July 23-28.

The following is from Salt and Light website:

Most people know Brazil to be the home of the Amazon river and the home of the Amazon rainforest. Brazil is also known for its samba music, their soccer teams, Copacaba beach, the Christ the Redeemer Statue, the favela slums and the annual Carnival celebrations. Brazil is also the fifth largest country in the world in both size and population, with 200 million people, 74% of which are Catholic.

This summer, 2013, WYD will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is the second time it will take place in Latin America, the fist time in Brazil and the first time in a Portuguese speaking country. It will also be the first time with a Latin American pope.

This week, Deacon Pedro speaks with Fr. Willyans Prado Rapozo, SCJ about the Church of Brazil and what the fruits of World Youth Day can be for this country.

Click here to go to the interview.

Fr. Willyans joined the Canadian Region last year and ministers to the Portuguese-speaking community in Toronto. Click here to read more about him.