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World Youth Day

Archbishop Inácio Saúre with Catholic youth in Nampula Archdiocese. Credit: Nampula Archdiocese

Planned Mozambican Version of World Youth Day to Prepare Youth for Lisbon 2023

Jun 17, 2022

The Mozambican version of World Youth Day (WYD) scheduled for November aims at preparing young people in the Southern African nation to participate in the one to be held in Lisbon in 2023, a Catholic Archbishop in the country has said.

St. John Paul II in 1978. Vatican Media.

St. John Paul II and Blessed Carlo Acutis Named among Patrons of World Youth Day 2023

May 18, 2022

The Virgin Mary will be the “patroness par excellence” of the youth gathering.

Portuguese pilgrims at WYD 2019, excited that their home country is set to host the next World Youth Day. Jonah McKeown/CNA

Pope Francis Wants 2023 World Youth Day in Lisbon to be an "event with life"

Mar 8, 2022

‘If you are not poets, this meeting will not work,’ the pope told organizers.

Pope Francis speaks after delivering his Angelus address at the Vatican, Nov. 21, 2021. Vatican Media.

Christ is Not Like Other Kings, He is a King for Others: Pope Francis

Nov 21, 2021

Two young people joined the pope as he delivered his Angelus address.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on the feast of Christ the King, Nov. 21, 2021. EWTN News/Daniel Ibáñez/Vatican Pool.

Be "critical conscience of society": Pope Francis to Catholics on World Youth Day 2021

Nov 21, 2021

The pope offered Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on the feast of Christ the King.

Pope Francis addresses young people at Lokomotiva Stadium in Košice, Slovakia, Sept. 14, 2021. Vatican Media.

World Youth Day 2021: Pope Francis Asks Youth to “testify joyfully that Christ is alive”

Sep 27, 2021

This year’s World Youth Day will be celebrated in local dioceses on Nov. 21.

Young pilgrims gather before World Youth Day Panama opening Mass Jan. 22, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis Postpones World Youth Day and Meeting of Families Due to COVID-19

Apr 20, 2020

Pope Francis has decided to postpone by one year World Youth Day and the World Meeting of Families, according to the Vatican. The events were expected to take place during the summers of 2022 and 2021.