World Youth Day

World Youth Day is an international gathering of young Catholics from all over the world (young people from 177 countries come to WYD). For five days, in one city,you have the chance to meet Catholic young people in a festival of pray, hope and hopefully fun!. "The Church has much to say to young people, and they have much to say to the Church. This mutual dialogue must be open-hearted, clear and courageous. It fosters encounter and exchange between the generations and becomes a source of wealth and youth for the Church and society" (Pope John Paul II).

If you want to find out more about your faith or maybe you want to meet with other young people to celebrate your faith, then World Youth Day is for you.

  • What is World Youth Day?
  • The History of World Youth Day
  • World Youth Day Cross
  • World Youth Day Logo
  • Click here to download Why is Youth Day Important?
  • Click here to download World Youth Day Opens in Cologne
  • Click here to download Benedict XVI's Homily to Seminarians In Cologne
  • Click here to download an Interview with Benedict XVI
  • Click here to download Christianity Isn't Just "Dos and Don'ts
  • Click here to download the Pope's Message to the Young People
  • Click here to download Young Catholics Forge Own Path in Church: Their Views Don't Necessarily Coincide with the Pope's
  • Click here to download Benedict Acknowledges Progress, Challenges in Catholic-Jewis Relations
  • Click here to download Benedict XVI's Address at World Youth Day
  • Click here to download The Pope Comes to Cologne
  • Click here to download More than 1 Million Pilgrims Greet Pope Benedict XVI for Sunday Mass in Germany
  • Click here to download 1 Million Pilgrims Attend Benedict's Open-Air Mass
  • Click here to download Cardinal McCarrick on World Youth Day
  • Click here to download Pope Looks for "Springtime of Hope" after Cologne Evaluates his Visit to Germany
  • Click here to download Pope Benedict XVI's Reflections on World Youth Day