International Meeting on WYD Rio 2013 – Krakow 2016

Sassone di Ciampino, 10 - 13 April 2014

  • You are witnesses to joy!

    “You have an important part in the celebration of faith! You bring us the joy of faith and you tell us that we must live the faith with a young heart, always: a young heart, even at the age of seventy or eighty. Dear young people! With Christ, the heart never grows old!” These are the first words that Pope Francis addressed to young people, five days after his election, Palm Sunday last year. This was quoted by Bishop Josef Clemens, secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, in the... Read more
  • If you want to get to know John Paul II, you need to go to Krakow

     “If you want to get to know John Paul II, you need to go to Krakow, the city where he was bishop for twenty years”. It was with these words that Cardinal Stanislaw Rylko, president of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, opened the proceedings on the day dedicated to WYD in Krakow. Cardinal Rylko had been close to the Pope who conceived the idea of World Youth Day. “In Rome in 1984 a pilgrimage began that would journey throughout the world. It would reach every continent, and now it is... Read more
  • World Youth Day Magazine is available online

    On the occasion of the International Meeting on WYD “Rio 2013 – Krakow 2016", World Youth Day Magazine is available online. Read more
  • Programme

    Programme Wednesday 9 April: Afternoon and evening: arrivals 8:00 p.m. Dinner Thursday 10 April: WYD 2013 in Rio, “a celebration of faith and fellowship” 8:45 a.m. Morning prayer (Spanish) 9:00 a.m. Words of greeting and introduction (Cardinal Stanisław Ryłko, President, Pontifical Council for the Laity) 9:30 a.m. The pastoral fruits of Rio 2013 - Video of the address by Pope Francis in which he speaks about the Rio WYD (4 September 2013) - The fruits of WYD 2013 in the Archdiocese of Rio de... Read more
  • International Meeting on WYD

    International Meeting on WYD Rio 2013 – Krakow 2016 Sassone di Ciampino, 10 - 13 April 2014 Press release Dear Young Friends, How vividly I recall the remarkable meeting we had in Rio de Janeiro for the Twenty-eighth World Youth Day. It was a great celebration of faith and fellowship! [...] The next stop on our intercontinental youth pilgrimage will be in Krakow in 2016. As a way of accompanying our journey together, for the next three years I would like to reflect with you on the Beatitudes... Read more

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Message from His Holiness Pope Francis for the 29th World Youth Day (2014)

  Message from His Holiness Pope Francis for the 29th World Youth Day (2014)   Dear Young Friends,             How vividly I recall the remarkable meeting we had in Rio de Janeiro for the Twenty-eighth World Youth Day.  It was a great celebration of faith and fellowship!  The wonderful people of Brazil welcomed us with open arms, like the statue of Christ the Redeemer which looks down from the hill of Corcovado over the magnificent expanse of Copacabana beach.  There, on the seashore, Jesus renewed his call to each one of us to become his missionary disciples.  May we perceive this call as the most important thing in our lives and share this gift with others, those near and far, even to the distant... Read more

Card. Stanisław Ryłko - Sassone di Ciampino, 10-13 aprile 2014
Card. Stanisław Ryłko - Sassone di Ciampino, 10-13 aprile 2014
Krakow Local Organising Committee (COL)

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