Diocesan Celebration of WYD
“The key proclamation that must be addressed to young people and that must be at the centre of every diocesan/eparchial WYD celebrated on the day of Christ the King is therefore: receive Christ! Welcome him as King into your lives! He is a King who came to save! Without him there is no true peace, no true inner reconciliation and no true reconciliation with others!” – WYD Pastoral Guidelines
Contact your diocesan office to find out more about WYD celebrations in your diocese.
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