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

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.