World Youth Day LISBON 2023
The Aotearoa New Zealand pilgrimage leaves for Paris on the 15th of July 2023 and returns from Lisbon on the 7th of August 2023.
Registrations for the longer pilgrimage are now closed. Join the waiting list for the longer pilgrimage or apply for the shorter pilgrimage below. Contact your local youth department if you have any questions.
OFFICIAL THEME SONG
An unforgettable experience
World Youth Day is characterized by the joy that young people bring for being together. The time spent at WYD isn’t just an exciting holiday though – it’s a pilgrimage of faith. The journey of WYD is one where every young person is invited to go beyond themselves, outside of what’s normal and comfortable, so that they can encounter Jesus Christ in new places, people and experiences.
Dear young people, God is watching over you and calling you… Like the young woman of Nazareth, you can improve the world and leave an imprint that makes a mark on history.
Pope Francis, 2017 Lenten Message in Anticipation of WYD 2019