Jul 23, 2013 6:12 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - Some local youths are on their way to Brazil to meet Pope Francis during his trip to South America.
The teens from Corpus Christi and Alice took off for their journey today. They'll join more than two million others for World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro.
Every three years the event brings young catholics together in an effort to inject new energy into the church.
"This is a very important trip for me to go on. I want to grown in my faith and grow in person. Overall, grow as an individual and bring it back to Corpus and be able to spread the word," says Cassandra Hernandez.
World Youth Day wraps up with a papal mass on Sunday morning.