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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 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.

Young people hold the World Youth Day cross in Panama in January 2019. Credit: Vatican Media.

World Youth Day Cross Given to Portoguese Youth Ahead of International Gathering

Nov 22, 2020

Pope Francis offered Mass for the Feast of Christ the King on Sunday, and afterward oversaw the traditional passing of the World Youth Day cross and Marian icon to a delegation from Portugal.