World Youth Day

Pope Francis has released a message for the 29th World Youth Day which will be celebrated locally in each diocese around the world on Palm Sunday (April 13). The theme chosen for this celebration is taken from the Beatitudes: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” In his message the Pope reflects on the meaning of this theme and urges young people to use the revolutionary power of the Beatitudes as a central point of reference in their lives.