The Holy Father has decided on the themes for the next three World Youth Days, which will mark a three-year itinerary of spiritual preparation that will culminate with the international World Youth Day with the Successor of Peter scheduled to be held in Krakow, Poland in July 2016.
Twenty-ninth World Youth Day, 2014
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Mt. 5:3).
Thirtieth World Youth Day 2015
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God” (Mt. 5:8).
Thirty-first World Youth Day 2016 (Krakow)
“Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy” (Mt. 5:7).
Picture coutesey of James Tissot, The Beatitudes Sermon, Brooklyn Museum, c. 1890