WYD history


1984  Rome. St Peter’s Square, Palm Sunday (15 April 1984)

International youth meeting on the occasion of the Holy Year of the Redemption.

The Pope presents and entrusts young people with the Cross (22 April 1984)

 

1985  Rome. St Peter’s Square – Palm Sunday (31 March 1985)

International youth meeting on the occasion of International Youth Year.

The Holy Father addresses an Apostolic Letter to the youth of the world (31 March 1985)

He announces the institution of World Youth Day (20 December 1985)