July 19, 2013

FIRST PERSON: Why I’m meeting Pope Francis at World Youth Day

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Hannah Welz, who will be a junior this fall at The Catholic University of America, reflects on her upcoming trip to World Youth Day 2013. Welz is an English major from Downingtown, Pa. Photo courtesy Hannah Welz

Hannah Welz, who will be a junior this fall at The Catholic University of America, reflects on her upcoming trip to World Youth Day 2013. Welz is an English major from Downingtown, Pa. Photo courtesy Hannah Welz

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(RNS) World Youth Day is more than just a Catholic vacation. It is a pilgrimage, one that requires a joyful spirit, an open heart, and a desire to deepen and develop your faith.