2017 Message of the Holy Father for 32nd World Youth Day

Tuesday, March 21 2017
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pope  francisThe Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life has released the Holy Father's Message for the 32nd World Youth Day, which will be celebrated in the Dioceses on 9 April 2017, on the theme "The Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name" (Luke 1:49). In his Message, Pope Francis makes the connection between the WYD and the Synod of Bishops, which will take place in October 2018 on the theme "Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment". The Holy Father states: "We will talk about how you, as young people, are experiencing the life of faith amid the challenges of our time. We will also discuss the question of how you can develop a life project by discerning your personal vocation, whether it be to marriage in the secular and professional world, or to the consecrated life and priesthood. It is my hope that the journey towards the [2019] World Youth Day in Panama and the process of preparation for the Synod will move forward in tandem." An abbreviated version of his video message is also available only in Spanish with text versions in English, French and Italian.

Link to Pope Francis' 2017 WYD message
Link to the text version of his video message

Last Updated on Tuesday, March 21 2017