World Youth Day takes place in Krakow, Poland, from 25 - 31 July. WYD events have been celebrated for three decades. In 1986, Pope St John Paul II began the tradition in St Peter’s Square, Rome, with a global youth celebration to which the entire Church was invited. Now, three decades later, Pope Francis will open the 21st gathering of what has become a worldwide youth phenomenon - the opportunity for a million plus Catholics to celebrate their faith with the Holy Father.
World Youth Day is well underway. As it falls during the Jubilee of Mercy, our overarching (and very simple) social media aim for Krakow 2016 is to share mer...Read more
To take up the Holy Father's call to spread mercy around the world, we're sharing a set of 14 charming animated graphics - GIFs - showing Pope Francis engagi...Read more
The theme Pope Francis has chosen for World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Poland, is taken from the fifth Beatitude given in the Sermon on the Mount: "Blessed ar...Read more