Annual Themes

WYD Portugal 2023 will be a chance for pilgrims around the world to come together with the many young people to pray, worship, and celebrate the Catholic faith. 

As we prepare, keep in mind the Blessed Virgin Mary who is at the heart of the themes for the upcoming and most recent WYDs:

  • 34th World Youth Day, 2019: "I am the servant of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word" (Luke 1:38).
  • 35th World Youth Day, 2020: "Young man, I say to you, arise!" (Lk 7:14).
  • 36th World Youth Day, 2021: "Stand up. I appoint you as a witness of what you have seen" (cf. Acts 26:16).
  • 37th World Youth Day, 2022: "Mary arose and went with haste" (Lk 1:39).

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