Lisbon, Portugal, Aug 6, 2023 / 03:35 am
The next World Youth Day will be held in Seoul, South Korea, in 2027, Pope Francis announced at the conclusion of the final Mass of World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal.
“The next World Youth Day will be in Asia,” the pope said following the Aug. 6 concluding Mass of the 15th international World Youth Day, immediately before reciting the Angelus prayer. The announcement was met by loud cheers and applause.
Catholics from South Korea in attendance at WYD responded with happiness and excitement to the announcement.