The Themes for the next Three WYD’s (2020,2021,2022) (Postponed to 2023)

The Themes for the next Three WYD’s (2020,2021,2022) (Postponed to 2023)

Pope Francis walks with World Youth Day pilgrims as he arrives for a July 30 prayer vigil at the Field of Mercy in Krakow, Poland. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-POLAND-WYD-VIGIL July 30, 2016.

Pope Francis has chosen the themes for the next three-year WYD cycle, which culminates with the international event scheduled for 2022 in Lisbon:

2020 - "Young man, I say to you, arise! Luke 7:14 

2021 "Stand up. I appoint you as a witness of what you have seen." Acts 26:16 

2022 "Mary arose and went with haste." Luke 1:39

These themes are connected with the most recent WYD in Panama, the synodal process that led to Chrisus Vivit.