Posts Tagged ‘World Youth Day’

Pope asks young Catholics to be society’s critical conscience

Monday, November 22nd, 2021
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Pope Francis urged young Catholics on Sunday to “be the critical conscience of society”. During his celebration of a Mass marking the 36th World Youth Day, Francis praised young people for their efforts to protect the Earth’s environment. Calling them “friends”, Francis told his young congregation “we are not here to be enchanted by the Read more

Portugal: Preparations for WYD 2023 resume

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Preparations for World Youth Day – WYD 2023 – in Lisbon resumed on Saturday, marking the beginning of the new pastoral year. According to Archbishop Américo Aguiar, auxiliary bishop of Lisbon and president of the “WYD Lisbon 2023 Foundation”, Pope Francis is following the preparations for World Youth Day “quietly” and with “excitement.” Last Wednesday, Read more

World Youth Day and World Meeting of Families postponed

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

Pope Francis has postponed the World Youth Day and the World Meeting of Families because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. According to a Vatican website notice,  the World Meeting of Families will now take place in Rome in June 2022 instead of June 2021. The notice also says World Youth Day which was to be Read more

NZ Bishop: No hierarchy of age – listen to young people and learn

Monday, February 11th, 2019
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Bishop Charles Drennan of the Palmerston North Diocese in New Zealand says “We are a communion of people. There is no hierarchy of age in the Church, yet so much of our formal written expression and documentation of who we are is produced by older men (cf. Joel 2:28). “Even the recent final document of Read more

2019 Catholic Woodstock organised for and by youth

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

The 2019 Catholic Woodstock won’t just be for youth, but by youth. World Youth Day, a massive gathering of young people from around the world that’s become something like the Woodstock of the Catholic Church. Next year Panama will host the event, which is being organised by young people themselves. Read more Related Posts:Yes! New Read more

Mary – heart of next three World Youth Days

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Mary will be at the heart of the next three World Youth Days, Pope Francis says. All three will take participants on a spiritual journey with Our Lady when she finds herself chosen by God. World Youth Day (WYD) sees young people from all over the world work to build and strengthen the bonds of Read more

Pope Announces Panama Will Host Next WYD in 2019

Friday, August 5th, 2016

The venue for next World Youth Day (WYD) will be in Panama. So said Pope Francis on Sunday when he officially closed WYD in Krakow, thanking the thousands of youth who traveled across the world to participate. “I am happy to announce that the next World Youth Day — after the two that will be Read more

Young New Zealanders gather In Christchurch to celebrate WYD

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Students from St Bede’s College carried a four metre cross down Barbadoes St last Friday afternoon. They were taking part weekend-long event to mark World Youth Day 2016 (WYD). 170 students from across the South Island attended the event.  Organiser Abina Pope said WYD was “an opportunity for students of the same age to come Read more

Things you need to know about World Youth Day

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

While the official opening of World Youth Day is still days away, hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from around the world are already heating up their engines to take part in this huge youth encounter often referred to as the “Catholic Woodstock.” During those seven days, it won’t really matter if they’re left, center or Read more

Listen to young people – the Pope and World Youth Day

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

When Pope Francis arrives in Poland today to meet with an expected 2 million young people from around the world, he’s going with a firm idea of the dreams, fears and challenges so many of them face. He knows what lies inside the hearts and minds of today’s youth. This is not because of any Read more