According to the Vatican News, at the conclusion of the
Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis registered for the next World Youth Day to
be held in Lisbon, Portugal, in August 2023. Assisted and accompanied by
Portuguese university students studying in Rome, the Pope tapped his way to
becoming the first officially registered pilgrim for World Youth Day. He
encouraged young people around the world to now register for the international
celebration of faith.
The Pope said that after a long period, especially due to
the pandemic, "we will rediscover the joy of fraternal embrace between
peoples and between generations, which we need so much."