Latest stories: World Youth Day

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.