Message for 36th World Youth Day

Dear friends,

The publication took place today of Pope Francis’ Message for the 36th World Youth Day which will be held on 21 November (Solemnity of Christ the King) at the local level on the theme: “Stand up. I appoint you as a witness of what you have seen.” (cf. Acts 26,16)

The document is available in various languages on the Vatican website and on our website at:

We ask you to make the Message known in the dioceses and eparchies, parishes and youth groups in your country (or in your movement, association or community) so that it can be part of the spiritual preparation of young people.

Fraternally yours in Christ,

Fr. João Chagas

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