The Pontifical Council for the Laity will mark the 20th anniversary of the handing over of the Cross to young people by Pope John Paul II on Thursday, April 22.

The event will take place at the San Lorenzo International Youth Center in Rome, and will include speeches, a round table discussion, the projection of the video “The Pilgrim Cross” and a concluding talk by Archbishop Stanislaw Rylko, President of the Pontifical Council for the Laity.

Fr. Francis Kohn, head of the youth section of this council which organizes World Youth Day, will also address the assembly.