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WYD at the Diocesan level

26 November 2021
From Palm Sunday to Christ the King Sunday Late last year, at the end of Mass for Christ the King celebrated on 21 November 2020, and after greeting the youth from Panama and Portugal, present on that day for the handing over of the symbols of World Youth Day (WYD), Pope Francis paused and made the unexpected announcement of a change in how WYD will be observed at the diocesan level. “And as we prepare for the next intercontinental edition of WYD, I would also like to renew its celebration in the local Churches”, the Holy Father said. “Thirty-five years after the establishment of WYD, after listening to various opinions and consulting the Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life, which is responsible for youth ministry, I have decided, beginning next year, to transfer the diocesan celebration of WYD from Palm Sunday to Christ the ...

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