The Local Organizing Committee presented the 13 Patron Saints of WYD Lisbon 2023

  St. John Paul II, St. John Bosco, St. Vincent, St. Anthony, St. Bartholomew of the Martyrs, St. John de Brito, Blessed Joanna of Portugal, Blessed John Fernandes, Blessed Maria Clara of the ...

Young people from around the world are invited to visit Portuguese dioceses from 26 to 31 July 2023

  “Welcome, discovery, mission, culture, and sending” are the five "pillars" of the Days in the Dioceses program that will precede the celebration of World Youth Day Lisbon 2023. This ...

Young people from Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre, Cuba won the international competition Challenge JMJ 2021

  Challenge JMJ 2021 was an international competition launched by the Cristonautas program of the Fundación Ramón Pané in August 2021. It aimed to translate in the language of dance and music the ...

Holy Father encourages young people to creatively prepare for the next WYD

  In the video released by the Local Organizing Committee 2023, the Holy Father Francis greets young people and invites them to creatively prepare for the next World Youth Day. "If you are ...

The Local Organizing Committee of WYD 2023 announces the "implementation phase" - a further stage in the preparation of the World Youth Meeting to be held in Lisbon in August 2023

  "It is great to see people united for the same goal: to get the message of Jesus everywhere," says Rita Xavier, one of the volunteers contributing to the preparation, also emphasizing ...

European Youth Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela 2022. WYD Lisbon 2023. Two signs of hope for Europe and the world.

  "During the recent ad limina visits of the Spanish Bishops, youth, popular piety and pilgrimages were often mentioned. There is a strong link between these themes, since young people are ...

Exaudi News interview with the Secretary of the Dicastery in the run-up to the diocesan WYD on 21 November

  “Young people are ‘God’s now’ and the strength of the Church,” says Father Alexandre Awi Mello, Secretary of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family, and Life, when talking about  the ...

WYD Magazine
The John Paul II Youth Foundation published a new issue of the World Youth Day Magazine

  This special issue of the magazine pays tribute to John Paul II by commemorating his World Youth Days. They cover twenty years of history - from 1984 to 2004 - during which time the Foundation ...

WYD Lisbon 2023
The World Youth Day (WYD) Lisbon 2023, a youth meeting with people from all over the world with the Pope, will take place from August 01-06 2023

  “It’s with an immense joy that we reveal that the World Youth Day Lisbon 2023 will take place from 1 to 6 August. The announcement of WYD date, on St. Francis of Assisi day, is a very important ...

WYD Message
“Stand up. I appoint you as a witness of what you have seen” (Acts 26:16) is the theme of the Holy Father’s Message to young people on the occasion of the 36th World Youth Day 2021, which will be held on 21 November in local Churches around the world

  The text, signed by Pope Francis on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, is part of a series of three message that accompany young people on the journey between WYD Panama 2019 and ...