Youth Cross

A meeting with the organizing committee at the Dicastery. Archbishop Ulloa to young people: “Participate in the preparation of the Day”

“This World Youth Day will be very Marian and Central American.” The Secretary, Fr. Alexandre Awi Mello voiced this anticipation at the end of a meeting that took place a few days ago at our Dicastery ...

WYD 2019
Panama continues organizing the event and expects the arrival of over 20,000 volunteers

The WYD cross and the icon of Mary “Salus Populi Romani” continue their pilgrimage through the countries of Central America and, after visiting Mexico and Cuba—where meetings and celebrations were ...

Young People
Areas Affected by the Earthquake Among the Stages of the Pilgrimage of the World Youth Day Symbols

While Mexico digs into the rubble and weeps over those who died a few days ago in the tragic earthquake, the Pilgrimage of the World Youth Day symbols continues. It is significant that at a time of ...

Conclusion of the meeting on WYD organized in collaboration with the Synod of Bishops

Bittersweet is the word that best describes the Palm Sunday celebration in St. Peter’s Square, on April 9th, when Pope Francis opened Holy Week with the Mass of the Lord’s Passion. This celebration is ...


Pope Francis’ encounter with the earthquake victims in the Italian regions of Marche, Umbria, Lazio and Abruzzo was opened with the Cross of the World Youth Day. Some young earthquake victims brought ...

The Youth Cross

The young people of Ukraine are carrying the WYD Cross and Icon of the Mother of God through the streets of their cities and into their churches – Roman Catholic, Eastern Catholic and Orthodox. In ...


At the start of the extraordinary Holy Year of the Redemption 1983-84, Pope John Paul II decided to place a fourmetre high wooden cross in Saint Peter’s Basilica so that everyone could see it. At the ...


In 2009, 17 young volunteers guided by the Centro San Lorenzo took the World Youth Day Cross to those affected by the earthquake in Aquila. It was a time of grace and intense consolation. Desiring ...