World Youth Day

World Youth Day Information

world_youth_day_2016_logoWorld Youth Day (WYD) is a worldwide encounter with the Pope which is typically celebrated every three years in a different country. The most recent WYD was celebrated in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from July 23rd to 28th, 2013 and the next World Youth Day will be held in Krakow, Poland in 2016.

WYD is open to all young people who want to take part in a festive encounter with their contemporaries centered on Jesus Christ. This event is an opportunity to experience in first person the universality of the Church; to share with the whole world the hope of many young people who want to commit themselves to Christ and others.

World Youth Day is a unique way to deepen your faith and grow closer to Christ, by means of prayer and the sacraments, together with thousands of other young people who share your interests and ambitions.

The active link for the upcoming World Youth Day in 2016 can be found here:

During the week of World Youth Day, there will be a complete cultural agenda in addition to the events with the Pope. Once released, the main events of Krakow 2016 will be posted.

The heart of the youth around the world begins to stir in a mixture of joy and anxiety, as they long to experience this special encounter with Christ. He expects us, accepts us, loves us, cares for us each day and renews our hope.

World Youth Day is a dream from the heart of God given to each of us and to the whole world.