Vatican City, Oct 23, 2022 / 07:05 am
With a click on a tablet in front of the crowd gathered in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis became the first person to register for the next World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal.
The pope announced that registration is now open for World Youth Day 2023, the largest international Catholic youth gathering scheduled to take place Aug. 1–6.
“Dear young people, I invite you to register for this meeting in which, after a long period of staying at a distance, we will rediscover the joy of the fraternal embrace between peoples and between generations, which we need so much,” Pope Francis said on Oct. 23.
Pope Francis asked young people from Portugal to join him in the window of the Apostolic Palace for the announcement at the end of his Angelus address.