Monday, April 20, 2020

Pope Francis Postpones World Youth Day to 2023 and the World Meeting of Families to 2022 due to the Coronavirus


According to Vatican News Pope Francis has decided to postpone the upcoming World Meeting of Families and World Youth Day because of the coronavirus outbreak.
 The Vatican statement released Monday afternoon,by Matteo Bruni, Director of the Holy See Press Office explains:
Due to the current health situation and its consequences on the movement and aggregation of young people and families, the Holy Father, together with the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, decided to postpone the next World Meeting for one year. delle Famiglie, scheduled in Rome in June 2021, and the next World Youth Day, scheduled in Lisbon in August 2022, respectively in June 2022 and August 2023.

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