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Holy See Postpones Three International Events

by | Apr 24, 2020

​Taking into consideration the recommended safety measures of the world health authorities concerning the current COVID-19 pandemic and the safety of the participants and faithful, the Holy See decided to postpone the following three international events: 

  • The 52nd International Eucharistic Congress, which would have taken place in September 2020, has been postponed to September 2021.
  • The World Meeting of Families, which would have taken place in June 2021, has been postponed to June 2022.
  • The World Youth Day, which would have taken place in Lisbon in 2022, has been postponed to August 2023.

More information is available in the following press releases from Vatican News:

52nd International Eucharistic Congress

English: https://www.vaticannews.va/en/church/news/2020-04/international-eucharistic-congress-postponed.html

French: https://www.vaticannews.va/fr/pape/news/2020-04/le-pape-reporte-le-congres-eucharistique-de-budapest-a-2021.html


World Meeting of Families and World Youth Day

English: https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2020-04/world-meeting-of-families-world-youth-day-postponed.html

French: https://www.vaticannews.va/fr/pape/news/2020-04/jmj-rencontre-mondiale-familles-report-un-an.html