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World Youth Day

Participants at Mini World Youth Day in Durban, South Africa

Participants at Mini World Youth Day in Durban, South Africa

South African youth celebrate their faith at Mini World Youth Day

09/12/2017 16:59

Thousands of young Catholics from Southern Africa are gathered in the South African city of Durban for a Mini World Youth Day which aims to give them a sense of unity, to celebrate their Christianity and community while experiencing the chosen theme of “Young people, faith and vocations”.

Young people from Krakow and Panama

Young people from Krakow and Panama carry the World Youth Day Cross at the end of the 2017 Palm Sunday Mass in St Peter's Square

Synod confirms next March international youth meeting

04/10/2017 12:41

Following on from Pope Francis’ announcement at the end of his general audience, a note from the Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops confirmed that a special meeting of young people will take place from March 19th to 24th in preparation for next October’s Synod.

 

Bishop John Keenan (Diocese of Paisley, Scotland) outside St Mirin's Cathedral

Bishop John Keenan (Diocese of Paisley, Scotland) outside St Mirin's Cathedral

Bishop encourages young people to 'slow down' in Scotland

18/05/2017 13:09

A bishop in Scotland is encouraging young people to ‘slow down’ and get involved in a Taizé movement, explaining that it will help them to think about some of the more important questions in life.

 

Pope Francis greets young people at the San Siro Stadium, Milan, in March 2017

Pope Francis greets young people at the San Siro Stadium, Milan, in March 2017

Pope to join youth in prayer ahead of Synod

05/04/2017 16:17

Young Catholics from across Rome and the Lazio region will pray together with Pope Francis at a vigil to mark the 32nd World Youth Day.

 

Pope Francis waves to the faithful upon arrival in Krakow, Poland for World Youth Day 2016.

Pope Francis waves to the faithful upon arrival in Krakow, Poland for World Youth Day 2016.

Pope sends video message for World Youth Day 2017

21/03/2017 12:00

Pope Francis sent a video message to young people on Tuesday to help them prepare for the XXXII World Youth Day, which is celebrated at the diocesan level on Palm Sunday, 9 April 2017.