World Youth Day pilgrims wait for Pope Francis to arrive for a July 30 prayer vigil at the Field of Mercy in Krakow, Poland. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

Jubilee of Young People:
Rome, Italy - July 28, 2025

The international World Youth Day celebration takes place every 2-3 years, typically in the summer months and on a major scale. The Jubilee of Youth and Young Adults in 2025 is a chance for pilgrims around the world to come together with young people from every continent to pray, worship, and celebrate the Catholic faith. 

ANNUAL THEMES - 2023 to 2025

As the Church prepares for these gatherings - both annually and in Rome - the Holy Father has given a two-year guide to mark the journey, under the theme of hope, a virtue that the world is in need of and that shines forth particularly in young people. The themes should be seen as one unit that emerged from Pope Francis' Christus Vivit and his call to infuse the Church's ministries with young people with a vocational perspective that compels us to put our faith into action.

  • 34th World Youth Day, 2023-2024: “Rejoicing in hope” (cf. Rom 12:12).
  • 35th World Youth Day, 2024-2025: “Those who hope in the Lord will run and not be weary” (cf. Is 40:31).

For guides and other resources on the Christ the King Annual Celebration of Young People, please look to our Christ the King Annual page here.

NOTE: Dioceses, eparchies, parishes, campuses, apostolates, and other communities are free to adapt the themes, within reason, to integrate their cultural context and local circumstances. Furthermore, the annual date of the global celebration (Christ the King Sunday) is recommended, but can be adapted to fit the pastoral needs and calendars of the community.