Members of the International Youth Advisory Body remind their participation in the opening session of the Synod of Bishops on Synodality
We had an opportunity to raise our voices as young people and be a part of synodality in the Universal Church. This experience will forever be in our hearts and has inspired greatly our work in ...
Message from Card. Farrell on the occasion of the 1st National Youth Day in Peru
From November 19 to 21, the first National Youth Day took place in Peru, on the occasion of the celebration on the Solemnity of Christ the King, of World Youth Day in the particular Churches. ...
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 ...
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 ...
Press Release of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life on the Holy Father Francis’ Message for the 36th World Youth Day 2021
“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 ...
The theological and pastoral value of listening, the theme of Fr. João Chagas' address to the young Ukrainians
From 10 to 13 September, Fr. João Chagas, head of the Youth Office of our Dicastery visited Ukraine and participated in the "Wind of Hope" Youth Festival, promoted by the Youth ...
An initiative of the Ramon Pané Foundation for the WYD to be held on the Solemnity of Christ the King
In his Message to the youth for the 2020 WYD, celebrated in the particular churches, Pope Francis invited the youth to propose "something beautiful, whether in the realm of the spirit, the arts ...
This August marks milestone anniversaries for two World Youth Days: the 30th anniversary of WYD Częstochowa 1991 and the 10th anniversary of WYD Madrid 2011
World Youth Day in Częstochowa was held at the shrine of Our Lady of Jasna Góra, the “spiritual capital of Poland”, from 10 to 15 August 1991. This was the first WYD to be attended in large numbers by ...
Very positive feedback about the Pastoral Guidelines
A month after the publication of the Pastoral Guidelines for the Celebration of World Youth Day in the Particular Churches, very positive feedback coming from the dioceses around the world ...