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Pope Francis first pilgrim registered for WYD in Lisbon – Swiss Catholic Portal

Pope Francis first pilgrim registered for WYD in Lisbon – Swiss Catholic Portal

After the Sunday Angelus prayer, Pope Francis strongly inspired younger folks on Sunday, October 23 to take part within the subsequent World Youth Days (WYD) to be held in Lisbon from August 1 to six, 2023, on the theme “Mary acquired up and went with haste” (Lk 1,39). He himself symbolically registered on-line for the rally, inaugurating the process which opened on the web on October 23.

With one click on, it was achieved, studies the portal Vatican Information: the Argentine pontiff registered on-line for WYD in Lisbon, through the occasion’s web site, this Sunday, October 23. On the window of the Apostolic Palace, in entrance of the pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Sq., Francis was joined by two younger Portuguese males with a pill which they handed to the Pope.

WYD postponed for a yr because of the Covid-19 pandemic

François tapped on the display screen, after explaining that “it’s at this time that registrations open for the thirty seventh World Youth Day, which is able to happen in Lisbon in August 2023”. These World Youth Days had been postponed for a yr because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Expensive younger folks, I invite you to register for this assembly the place, after an extended interval of estrangement, we’ll rediscover the enjoyment of the fraternal embrace between peoples and between generations, the embrace of the reconciliation of peace, which we’d like a lot”, added the pontiff.

Fatima WYD 2023 preparation assembly in Lisbon | © Vatican Media

Within the Portuguese Marian metropolis of Fatima, a preparatory assembly for the gathering of world Catholic youth came about the earlier days. Almost 300 folks from greater than 100 international locations, youth ministry delegates from episcopal conferences, actions and associations, took half. (cath.ch/vaticannews/be)

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