Pope Announces World Youth Day Themes

CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (CNS) – After reviewing his trip to Madrid for World Youth Day, Pope Benedict XVI announced the themes he has chosen to guide the reflections of young Catholics next year on a diocesan level and in Rio de Janeiro in 2013.

The 2012 theme will be, “Rejoice in the Lord Always.”

The theme for the international gathering with the pope in Rio, he said, will be: “Go and Make Disciples of All Nations.”
As is customary at the first general audience after a trip abroad, Pope Benedict dedicated his talk to a review of the meetings and experiences of his trip Aug. 18-21 – “extraordinary days” – in Madrid