Welcome to the official channel of the World Day of the Youth 2011 in YouTube's Madrid!
World Youth Day (WYD) is an international event organized by the Catholic Church, uniting young people from all over the World who are Catholic, as well as other denominations of faith. The event is presided by the Holy Father and it occurs every two or three years.
WYD began in 1984, on Palm Sunday. Pope John Paul II asked youth from all over the world to come to Rome to celebrate the Year of Redemption. They responded with great enthusiasm, surprising all expectations. In 1985, the Pope wrote a letter to all the youth of the world and later that year he officially initiate the World Youth Day.
This Day is an incentive for young people of the Church to share and celebrate their faith, while meditating on the message the Pope chooses for each meeting.
The celebration of the XXVI World Youth Day will be held in Madrid, Spains capital, from the 16th to the 21st of August, 2011. The theme chosen is from St. Paul: Rooted and built up in Christ; strengthened in the faith. This will be the second time this international event will be held in Spain, the first being celebrated in 1989 in Santiago de Compostela.
Join the youth of every race and nation! Give yourself the opportunity to dream in a new world full of peace and unity and be apart of the Church of the new millennium, a Church that is alive!
Join together with thousands of youth from across the globe to live this experience of faith! Come and see how the youth of Spain live their faith and how they share their faith and culture with the rest of the youth around the world!