World Youth Day

2013 World Youth Day



World 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 Madrid from August 16th to 21st, 2011, and the next WYD will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from July 23rd to 28th, 2013. 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.

What you need to know!. Check the WYD Website at

• Pilgrims to get exemptions when applying for Brazilian visas
• Pope to celebrate Closing Mass of WYD Rio2013 in Guaratiba
• Register NOW to perform in the WYD 2013 Youth Festival
• Registration is open!
• Rio2013 kicks off volunteer campaign

and much more news on the World Youth Day

Where is it? Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will host the next WYD.

When is it? The next WYD will be July 23 - 28, 2013.

WHO’S INVITED? Ages 16-35 but ALL ages are welcome.