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ANNOUNCEMENT: Lisbon, Portugal to Host World Youth Day 2022

Announced by Cardinal Farrell at Closing Mass of WYD2019 in Panama

Portugal will host the next World Youth Day, which will be held in 2022, Cardinal Kevin Joseph Farrell, Prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery of Laity, the Family and Life, announced, at the conclusion of the closing Mass of the XXXIV World Youth Day in Panama, on Sunday, January 27, 2019.

The international meeting of young Catholics will be in Lisbon, after having been held in Panama City from January 22-27, 2019.

The World Youth Day has had the following international venues: Rome 1984-85, Buenos Aires 1987, Santiago de Compostela 1989, Czestochowa 1991, Denver 1993, Manila 1995, Paris 1997, Rome 2000, Toronto 2002, Germany 2005, Sydney 2008 , Madrid 2011, Rio de Janeiro 2013, Krakow 2016 and Panama 2019.

About Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is a Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, at times from the papal flight, and has done television and radio commentary, including for Vatican Radio and BBC. She is a contributor to National Catholic Register, UK Catholic Herald, Our Sunday Visitor, Inside the Vatican, and other Catholic news outlets. She has also collaborated with the Vatican in various projects, including an internship at the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, and is a collaborator with NBC Universal, NBC News, Euronews, and EWTN. For 'The Other Francis': or

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