Pope Francis announces Marian theme of World Youth Day 2022 in Lisbon

World Youth Day 2019 in Panama. VATICAN MEDIA
Monday, June 24, 2019

At the conclusion of the International Youth Forum Saturday, Pope Francis announced the theme of World Youth Day 2022 to be held in Lisbon: “Mary arose and went with haste.”

“Do not tune out the voice of God, who urges you to arise and follow the paths that he has prepared for you. Like Mary, and in union with her, may you daily bring to others all your joy and love,” Pope Francis told the delegates of the International Youth Forum June 22.

Pope Francis said that he desires young people to reflect on this verse taken from St. Luke’s Biblical account of the Virgin Mary’s visitation to her cousin Elizabeth after the Annunciation, as well as two other Bible verses.

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