World Youth Day

2016 July 21 to 25 in Krawko, Poland

What is World Youth Day? (WYD)

WYD is an event for young people all around the world, wanting to explore or talk about their faith and be with other young people who have the same faith as them.

Interesting Fact!!!!

Pope Benedict XVI makes his first trip to Australia to deliver the final Mass at the gathering.
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When did World Youth Day start?

WYD started because at the end of Holy Year of Redemtion in 1984, over 300,000 young people around the world responded to John Paul II for an International Jubilee of youth on Palm Sunday in St. Peter's square. The following Palm Sunday, our Holy Father welcomed the Youth to Rome again on December 20th, 1985. the first official WYD was help in 1986. The first theme was -

Always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who calls you to account for the hope that is in you.
- 1Pt 3:15

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Who is involved with World Youth Day?

Of course the young people all around the world.

As well as the Pope, any priests, volunteers, singers, bands and people involved.

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Why do we have World Youth Day?

We have WYD to get the young people of the World actively involved in their faith and with people who have the same feelings for their faith.
WYD Rio 2013 - Promo Trailer
Pope's final World Youth Day

The Guardian Australia

The Next World Youth Day, Poland!

Thursday, July 21st 2016 at 9pm to Monday, July 25th 2016 at 11pm

Krakow, Poland

Krakow, Lesser Poland Voivodeship

The theme -

“Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy” (Mt 5:7)

FUN FACT!!!!!

Up to 300,000 young pilgrims gathered at Sydney's Randwick horse racing track to hear the 81-year-old pontiff conduct Mass.