The Foundation has a new Statute

The new Statutes of the Foundation were entered in the Vatican City State’s registers, thus concluding the process.

WYD Lisbon 2023: we are on our way

The Foundation participated, with its President, in the WYD 2023 preparatory meeting held in Fatima in October.

Youth at Heart. The 30th anniversary of the John Paul II Foundation for the Youth

The new logo and site were both presented to strengthen service towards the international youth ministry

WYD Magazine, a tribute to John Paul

This special issue of the magazine pays tribute to John Paul II by commemorating his World Youth Days. They cover twenty years of history – from 1984 to 2004 – during which time the Foundation has followed and promoted the Days, just as it continues to follow and promote them today. The magazine, produced with […]

25th anniversary of the EurHope95 gathering of European youth

Twenty-five years ago (9-10 September, 1995), the European Youth meeting, EurHope 95, was held in Loreto. The inspiration for this meeting was an appeal for peace in the Balkans. At the time, I was working in the Youth Section of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, which was in charge of organizing this event, and therefore […]

WYD Magazine Panama 2019

The World Youth Day Magazine, in an issue dedicated to the World Youth Day which took place in Panama in 2019, is now available for free online on the website of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family, and Life. For the past thirty years, the magazine has been an official testimony to the fruitful dialogue between […]

The witness of generosity

The usual Saturday evening Mass which took place at the San Lorenzo International Youth Center this past 28 September was the occasion for a very special moment: a commemoration in thanksgiving for the work of Marcello Bedeschi and his team, for his nearly thirty years of service as the president of the John Paul II […]

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