Join The Holy Father and hundreds of thousands of young people January 22-27, 2019 coming together from across the globe to deepen their faith, share with one another and meet other inspired youth.
World Youth Day will strengthen your understanding and commitment to Christ, the Church and others through study, prayer, worship, and celebration. You and your group need to be a part of this wonderful event.
After a magnificent World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow there is much excitement and anticipation for World Youth Day 2019 in Panama-a beautiful country with a rich history of the Catholic faith. Panama City will captivate you from the moment you lay your eyes on the city's beautiful skyline, historic buildings and amazing nature views. Throughout your entire visit you will be amazed at how safe and friendly this city is as well.
Since the beginning of World Youth Day in 1986, it has been held in cities across the world such as Buenos Aires, Paris, Toronto, Rome and most recently Krakow. Throughout the past 30 years of World Youth Day, tens-of-millions of youth across the globe have come together to pray, worship and celebrate their love for Christ.
It was the Holy Year of the Redemption (1983-1984). Pope John Paul II felt that there should be a cross - the symbol of our faith - near the main altar in Saint Peter's Basilica where it could be seen by everyone. A large wooden Cross, 3.8 meters high, was placed there according to the Holy Father's desire. At the end of the Holy Year, after the Pope had closed the Holy Door, he entrusted that Cross to the youth of the world, represented by the young people from the San Lorenzo Youth Centre in Rome. His words on that occasion were:
Learn About the 2016 World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland
"My dear young people, at the conclusion of the Holy Year, I entrust to you the sign of this Jubilee Year: the Cross of Christ! Carry it throughout the world as a symbol of Christ's love for humanity, and proclaim to everyone that it is only in Christ, who died and rose from the dead, that salvation and redemption are to be found."
- San Lorenzo Youth Centre (Rome, 22 April 1984)
April 11th-12th 1987
Theme: "We ourselves have known and put our faith in God's love towards ourselves" (1Jn 4:16)
August 10th-15th 1991
Theme: "You have received a spirit of sonship" (Rom 8:15)
January 10th-15th 1995
Theme: "As the Father sent me, so am I sending you" (Jn 20:21)
August 15th-20th 2000
Theme: "The Word became flesh and dwelt among us" (Jn 1:14)
August 16th-21th 2005
Theme: "We have come to worship Him" (Mt 2:2)
August 16th-21th 2011
Theme: "Planted and built up in Jesus Christ, firm in the faith" (cf Col 2:7)
Date Unknown 2016
Theme: "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy"(Mt 5:7)
August 15th-20th 1989
Theme: "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life" (Jn 14:6)
August 10th-15th 1993
Theme: "I came that they might have life, and have it to the full" (Jn 10:10)
August 19th-24th 1997
Theme: "Teacher, where are you staying? Come and see" (cf. Jn 1:38-39)
July 23th-28th 2002
Theme: "You are the salt of the earth ...you are the light of the world" (Mt 5: 13,14)
July 15th-20th 2008
July 22nd-29th 2013
Theme: "Go and make disciples of all nations!" (cf. Mt 28:19)
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