With his eyes on World Youth Day Lisbon 2023, Pope Francis asks young people to “look ahead” and prepare for this meeting that is only “40 days away, like a Lent”. The Holy Father again confirms his presence: “I will be with you in Lisbon.
Francis guarantees that he is already prepared for the coming to Lisbon, because he has “a great desire to go”, and assures, once again, that he will be in Portugal, starting August 2nd, because the doctor has allowed it.
In addition to this challenge, of saying yes to the call for WYD Lisbon 2023, the Holy Father also leaves a message of thanks to all workers in civil society, stating that all are “seed” and it is their work that is “making possible the whole structure of the youth meeting. Pope Francis assures that “the Day could not happen without your work.
He ends by reinforcing his thanks: “Thank you, thank you and thank you!”