International Meeting on WYD "Rio 2013 - Krakow 2016"

10 - 13 April 2014 Sassone di Ciampino (Rome)

Ever since World Youth Day was established by John Paul II in 1985, it has taken place globally at a local level every year on Palm Sunday, and every two or three years a major international gathering is held in one particular place where young people converge to celebrate their “Day” together with the Pope. An event of such dimensions requires much thought and a huge amount of preparation by very many people. Key moments in this process include two international preparatory meetings, the first held in Rome and the second in the next host city. Every effort is made to encourage the participation of WYD organisers from as many bishops’ conferences as possible from around the world and the major international Catholic youth organisations. The International Meeting on WYD Rio 2013 – Krakow 2016, held in Sassone di Ciampino outside Rome from 10 to 13 April 2014, was our first meeting after ...Read all >
  Message from His Holiness Pope Francis for the 29th World Youth Day (2014)   Dear Young Friends,             How vividly I recall the ...Read all >