Year of Youth 2018

The History of World Youth Day

Last edited 8th July 2011

This August, the Church will celebrate the 26th World Youth Day since its launch in 1984 by Pope John Paul II. In this video, Cardinal Stanislaw Rylko talks about the history of the World Youth Day, explaining how and why it became a tradition in the Catholic Church. The Cardinal also shares stories from each World Youth Day - from Rome to Sydney - describing what made each event so special.

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