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Theme announced for 2019 World Youth Day

November 22, 2016

The Dicastery for Laity, the Family, and Life has announced that the theme of the 2019 World Youth Day, which will take place in Panama, will be “I am the servant of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word” (Lk. 1:38).

The themes for the 2017 and 2018 World Youth Days, held at the local level, are “the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name” (2017) and “do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God” (2018).

The themes “are intended to give a clear Marian tone to the spiritual journey of the next three WYDs,” the dicastery explained. “At the same time they give a picture of young people on a journey between the past (2017), present (2018), and future (2019), inspired by the three theological virtues of faith, charity, and hope.”


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  • Posted by: eft945309797 - Nov. 23, 2016 1:01 AM ET USA

    Five million people travelling to one location for a week and consuming its resources affects climate change. Yes or no.