Rome Newsroom, Oct 5, 2021 / 07:00 am
The dates of the next World Youth Day (WYD) in Lisbon, Portugal, have been announced.
The world’s largest gathering of Catholic young people will take place on Aug. 1-6, 2023.
Making the announcement on Oct. 3, Cardinal Manuel Clemente, the Patriarch of Lisbon, said: “We hope that the 22 months that will lead us to WYD might be a time of evangelization for all.”
World Youth Day was established by Pope John Paul II in 1985. The week-long gathering usually attracts hundreds of thousands of young people.