World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon

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Pope Francis at the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on June 17, 2015.

It's official: Pope Francis will travel to World Youth Day, visit Fatima

May 22, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The Lisbon trip will mark the 86-year-old pope’s fourth World Youth Day after taking part in the international Catholic gatherings... Read more

The Vatican has withdrawn a commemorative stamp for the 2023 World Youth Day.

Vatican withdraws World Youth Day 2023 stamp after criticism in Portugal

May 19, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

The stamp’s design drew negative comments because it “recalls a colonial past very distant from Pope Francis’ message of universal... Read more

A screenshot from Pope Francis' May 4 video message to young people attending World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal.

‘See you in Lisbon,’ Pope Francis shares message 3 months before World Youth Day 2023

May 4, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

The message was published on May 4, just under three months before the Aug. 1-6 international gathering. Read more

Logos of WYD Lisbon 2023 and the 2030 Agenda.

Spanish bishop: Reference to UN’s Agenda 2030 on World Youth Day website was ‘a mistake’

Jan 31, 2023

By CNA Staff

The bishop of Orihuela-Alicante in Spain, José Ignacio Munilla, called the reference to the United Nations’ Agenda 2030 on the... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims near the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima during the 100th anniversary celebration of the Fatima apparitions on May 12, 2017.

Pope Francis: World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon will open horizons, hearts

Jan 20, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Get ready for this: to open horizons, to open your hearts,” Pope Francis said. Read more