Pope Francis to Attend Youth Jamboree in Portugal

FILE PHOTO: Pope Francis is seen during the weekly audience in Saint Peter’s Square, at the Vatican February 27, 2019. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Pope Francis has marked on his calendar the youth jamboree in Lisbon, Portugal, in 2023. Pontiffs traditionally attend World Youth Day which draws huge crowd of Catholics from around the world.

The event was set behind a year due to the coronavirus pandemic plague but is set to take place August 1 – 6, 2023.

The first World Youth Day was held in 1986 in Rome.

 – Ella Breedlove