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Portugal to host World Youth Day 2022


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Aleteia - published on 01/27/19

Francis concludes Panama event: "You, dear young people, are not the future but the now of God"

Pope Francis just announced at the end of the Sending Off Mass of WYD Panama 2019 that Lisbon, Portugal, will be the host city of the next World Youth Day, which will take place in 2022.

Dom Manuel Clemente, cardinal patriarch of Lisbon and president of the Portuguese Episcopal Conference, Fernando Medina, mayor of Lisbon, and other representatives of the Vatican Dicastery for the Laity, Family, and Life welcomed the news.

World Youth Day has been hosted in the following international locations: Rome 1986, Buenos Aires 1987, Santiago de Compostela 1989, Częstochowa 1991, Denver 1993, Manila 1995, Paris 1997, Rome 2000, Toronto 2002, Cologne 2005, Sydney 2008, Madrid 2011, Rio de Janeiro 2013, Kraków 2016, and Panama City 2019.

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