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The World Youth Day

The cross below is made up of the various logos from previous international World Youth Day’s. From the bottom to the top; Buenos Aires, Saint James of Compostella, Czestochowa, Denver, Manilla, Sydney, Madrid and Rio de Janeiro. From left to right, Paris, Rome, Cologne and Toronto.

The 15th WYD - ROME, 2000. From the 15th - 20th August, 2-2.5 million young people gathered together for a WYD with the theme “The Word was made flesh and dwelt amongst us.” (John, 1:14)

The 12th WYD - PARIS, 1997. From the 19th-24th August, 1.1-1.2 million young people gathered together from 157 different countries for a WYD with the theme “Rabbi, where are you staying ? Come and See !” (John 1:38-39)

The 10th WYD - MANILLA, 1995. From the 10th - 15 January, 4-5 million young people gathered together for a WYD with the theme “As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” (John, 20:21) This WYD event is extraordinary because, it is the one event that has gathered together the greatest number of people in all history !

The 8th WYD - DENVER, 1993. From the 10th-15th August, 1 million young people gathered together from 100 different countries for a WYD with the theme “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10)

The 28th WYD - RIO DE JANEIRO, 2013. From the 23rd - 28th July, 3 million young people gathered together for a WYD with the theme “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations !” (Matthew 28:19)

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The 6th WYD - CZESTOCHOWA, 1991. From the 10th - 15th August, 1.5 - 1.8 million young people gathered together from 75 different countries for a WYD with the theme “You have received a spirit of sonship.” (Rom 8:15)

The 4th WYD - SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, 1989. From the 15- 20th August, 600 000 young people gathered together for a WYD with the theme, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.” (Jn 14:6)

The 2nd WYD - BUENOS AIRES, Argentina , 1987. From the 11th - 12th April, 900 000 - 1 million young people gathered for WYD with the theme, “We ourselves have known and put our faith in God’s love towards ourselves.” (1Jn 4:16)

The 26th WYD - MADRID, 2011 - From the 16th - 21st August, 2 million young people gathered for WYD with the theme, “Planted and built up in Jesus Christ, firm in the faith.” (Col 2:7)

The 23rd WYD - SYDNEY, à2008. From the 15th - 20th July, 500 000 young people gathered for WYD with the theme, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses.” (Acts 1, 8)

The 20th WYD - COLOGNE, 2005. From the 16th - 21st August, 1.2 million young people gathered from 193 countries for WYD with the theme, “We have come to worship Him.” (Mt 2,2)

The 17th WYD - TORONTO, 2002. From the 23rd - 28th July, 800 000 young people gathered from 172 countries for WYD with the theme, “You are the salt of the earth ... you are the light of the world.” (Mt 5: 13,14)