What is World Youth Day?

 

At the end of July, over a million young Catholics from around the world are heading to Poland for a celebration known as World Youth Day. The day itself is preceded by times of mission, prayer, outreach, teaching and evangelism in regions across the country before everyone gathers in Krakow with Pope Francis, where he will encourage them to draw closer to Jesus. Premier will be bringing you audio, photos, blogs and videos from the events happening over the few weeks leading up to the big event.

At the end of World Youth Day, Pope Francis addressed hundreds of thousands of young people from all over the world. He encouraged a new generation to work for peace, reconciliation and justice. ‘God demands... More

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This week around a million young people have been gathered in Krakow, Poland, for the World Youth Day celebrations with Pope Francis.Joanna Bogle, Anne... More

This week there have been many incredible things happening in Krakow, Poland, as part of the lead up... More

Pope Francis and hundreds of thousands of Catholics have gathered in Poland for World Youth Day celebrations,... More

International attendee Joseph Phillips shares his experience of World Youth Day so far. More

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Diocesan Youth Office, Jack Reagan, spoke to us live from Krakow to give us the latest update.  More

Gladys Joseph from Shepton Mallet is at World Youth Day for the very first time. So far it’s proving... More

Over the weekend, young people from church groups, universities and colleges made their way to Krakow... More