Pope in Lisbon Calls on Youth to Be ‘Teachers of Hope’

Pope Francis kicked off the second day of his Aug. 2-6 visit to Lisbon meeting with Catholic university students, telling them to maintain a restless search for a better future and to work toward a more inclusive and just world.

Pope Heads to WYD to Meet Faithful, but Adviser Says Youth Will Also Help Him

As Pope Francis heads to Lisbon Aug. 2 for World Youth Day, an event often dubbed the “Catholic Woodstock” due to the large and celebratory crowds it always draws, he faces the unique challenge of revitalizing the faith amid growing European secularism and progressively empty pews in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Diocese Starts Planning For World Youth Day 2023

World Youth Day 2023 could have a bonus for Diocese of Brooklyn pilgrims who attend the global gathering in Lisbon, Portugal: a side trip to Fatima, site of the Blessed Mother’s apparition to three peasant children in 1916.