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Pope pushes World Youth Day back a year, to August 2023

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Kathleen N. Hattrup - published on 04/20/20

The Lisbon WYD is delayed, as is World Meeting of Families, which will now be in June of 2022

Due to the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis has decided to delay both the World Youth Day and the World Meeting of Families, moving both events back a year.

World Youth Day was scheduled for August of 2022, in Lisbon, Portugal. It will now be held in August of 2023.

The World Meeting of Families was scheduled for June of 2021 in Rome. It will now be held in June of 2022.

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