Rome Newsroom, May 22, 2023 / 04:40 am
The Vatican announced Monday that Pope Francis will travel to Lisbon, Portugal, for World Youth Day this August with a visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima.
Pope Francis is set to participate in World Youth Day from Aug. 2–6 and is scheduled to visit Fatima on Aug. 5.
The Lisbon trip will mark the 86-year-old pope’s fourth World Youth Day after taking part in the international Catholic gatherings in Panama, Poland, and Brazil.
World Youth Day was established by Pope John Paul II in 1985. The weeklong celebration usually attracts hundreds of thousands of young people.