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What is the history of World Youth Day?

What is the history of World Youth Day?

Pope John Paul II was inspired to establish World Youth Day in 1986 by the church’s Youth Jubilee (1984), a special meeting between the pope and young Catholics held at the conclusion of the 1983–84 Year of Jubilee, and by the United Nations International Youth Year (1985).

What’s the purpose of World Youth Day?

Why is International Youth Day celebrated? This day is dedicated to the role young women and men play in bringing change in tackling global issues and achieving sustainable development. It also serves as an opportunity to raise awareness of challenges and problems facing the world’s youth.

Who is the patron saint of World Youth Day?

St. John Paul II
St. John Paul II, founder and patron of World Youth Day, pray for us.

What is the theme of International Youth Day?

The theme of International Youth Day 2021, “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health”, highlights the success of such a global effort will not be achieved without the meaningful participation of young people.

Who created International Youth Day?

In 1998, a resolution proclaiming 12 August as International Youth Day was adopted by the first session of the the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth , which was hosted by the Government of Portugal in cooperation with the United Nations (Lisbon, 8-12 August 1998).

Who started the International Youth Day?

The idea for International Youth Day was proposed in 1991 by the young people who were gathered in Vienna, Austria, for the first session of the World Youth Forum of the United Nations System.

Where was World Youth Day Krakow 2016?

WYD Kraków was held in Krakow, Poland from July 25-31, 2016. Get the newest World Youth Day information. All of our latest WYD information is on the News page. Check it out!

What is World Youth Day (WYD)?

World Youth Day ( WYD) is an event for young people organized by the Catholic Church that was initiated by Pope John Paul II in 1985. Its concept has been influenced by the Light-Life Movement that has existed in Poland since the 1960s, where during summer camps Catholic young adults over 13 days of camp celebrated a “day of community”.

How many people attended World Youth Day 2016?

More than 3 Million catholic youth had gathered for the event from across the world. Pope Francis announced at the end of closing Mass for World Youth Day 2013 that Kraków, Poland, would be the venue for World Youth Day 2016. An estimated three million people attended.

Where will the next World Youth Day be held?

The World Youth Day was held from Tuesday 22 January until Sunday 27 January. At the concluding mass in Panama City, Cardinal Kevin Farrell announced that the next World Youth Day will be in Lisbon, Portugal.