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Focus on the Beatitudes - A Reflection for WYD2014
Last edited 13th April 2014

Did you know that Palm Sunday is also an annual World Youth Day? This year, Pope Francis asked young people everywhere to focus on the Beatitudes. Watch this video reflection for more!


Awesome New Promo Video for WYD2016 in Kraków
Last edited 10th April 2014

"Blessed are the merciful for they shall shown mercy" (Matthew 5:7). Take a look at this awesome promo video for World Youth Day 2016 in Kraków, Poland. Will you be there?

Pope Francis' Address to the Organising Committee of WYD Rio de Janeiro
Last edited 8th April 2014

On Tuesday 8 April 2014, Pope Francis held an audience with the members of the Organising Committee of the World Youth Day at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Click here for a translation of the Pope’s address to those present.


Youth Leaders from Around the World to Meet in Rome to Discuss WYD2016
Last edited 7th April 2014

The heads of youth pastoral care from all over the world will meet in Rome, invited by the Pontifical Council for the Laity, from 10-13 April to discuss plans for World Youth Day Krakow . The meeting will be attended by 250 delegates from the Episcopal conferences of around 90 countries and 45 Catholic communities, associations and youth movements, as well as all the local organisational committees for Rio de Janeiro 2013 and Krakow 2016.


Get on “The Road to Krakow” with Sydney WYD Pilgrims
Last edited 3rd April 2014

This Palm Sunday, young people in the Archdiocese of Sydney are invited to take up Pope Francis’ invitation to celebrate World Youth Day 2014 at a diocesan level in preparation for the next international World Youth Day (WYD) which will be held in Krakow, Poland in 2016.


What's the Matter? An Invitation to Prayer from WYD Kraków
Last edited 25th March 2014

The World Youth Day Office in Kraków has a message for the youth of the world... pray! We need to be responsible and pray for our brothers and sisters who are suffering, sick, unemployed, living with fear, and feel alone.


Magical Kraków - Get Ready for WYD2016!
Last edited 18th March 2014

Kraków is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula River in the Lesser Poland region, the city dates back to the 7th century. Kraków has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish academic, cultural, and artistic life and is one of Poland's most important economic hubs. Watch this video to get to know this magical city, which will host the Holy Father for World Youth Day 2016 in 2 years time!

Pray the Chaplet of The Divine Mercy at 3pm Daily for WYD2016
Last edited 11th March 2014

The official World Youth Day office in Kraków invites YOU to join them in prayer every day at 3pm around the world. Following the encouragement of Pope Francis, we are called to pray the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy, noting that it helps to spread love, forgiveness, and brotherhood. It does us good: the heart, the soul, our whole life!


WYD2016 in Kraków will take place 26-31 July 2016
Last edited 7th March 2014

26th-31st July 2016 has been announced as the official date of the XXXI World Youth Day, which will take place in Kraków in 2 years. A week earlier, on 20th-25th July 2016, all over Poland, will be "Days in the Dioceses". These dates, proposed earlier by Pope Francis, the Metropolitan Diocese of Kraków, have been considered as the most appropriate dates; the Secretary of State of the Holy See has made their official approval. This means that the opening ceremony of the XXXI World Youth Day will be held in Kraków SIA in 872 days. Today, information is passed on to the public conductive Organising Committee World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz and Archbishop Damian Muskus.


Wojtyla Generation: A Musical Based on the Values of John Paul II
Last edited 2nd March 2014

Just months before the canonization of John Paul II, and following a successful run in Spain and Poland, the musical Wojtyla Generation made its way to Rome. The story has it all: emotion, deception, betrayal and fear. It centers on two rival groups of young people from different nationalities.

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