The World Youth Days (WYD) of 2022, presided by the Pope, will take place in Portugal, Religionline announced, adding that the region of Lisbon “will host the main acts, namely the weekend of celebration.“
According to the same source, this weekend of celebration participates “about one million young people from around the world“.
Religionline, citing “various ecclesiastical sources,” states that the official announcement will be made in Panama at the next WYD, which will take place from January 23 to 27, and will be attended by Cardinal Patriarch of Lisbon, Manuel Clemente, and other Portuguese bishops, to receive the testimony of the pope and bishop of Panama City.
“On this occasion, the patriarch of Lisbon, accompanied by a delegation of young Portuguese and Lisbon, will receive the cross of the journeys – the most important symbol of WYD, which the young people of the host country will carry and which will serve as a center for different initiatives, along the time of preparation,” reads on the site of Catholic religious information.
The cardinal-patriarch of Lisbon made official the request to receive WYD at the end of 2017 and since 2012 that in several meetings of the Pontifical Council for the Laity (CPL) of the Vatican, the hypothesis of Portugal has been being thought, the site’.
The previous editions of World Youth Day were held in Cologne, Germany, 2005, Sydney, Australia, 2008, Madrid, 2011, with Pope Benedict XVI in Rio de Janeiro in 2013 and Krakow in Poland, in 2016, with the current pontiff.