LISBON ─ Pilgrims from across the Archdiocese of Detroit gathered in Lisbon, Portugal, for World Youth Day 2023 with Pope Francis.
The global event with the pope was a chance for young people to see the true universal nature of the Church.
Pope Francis encouraged the youth to recognize that, “We are precious in God’s eyes.”
“Let these be days when my name, and your name, and your name, spoken with friendship by brothers and sisters of many languages and nations, resonate as unique news in history,” Pope Francis said.
Highlights of the trip including visiting the Sanctuary of Fatima and being at the place where Mary visited Lucia dos Santos and her cousins, Sts. Francisco and Jacinta Marto, as well as celebrating Mass with Pope Francis at Tejo Park with an estimated million people.
(Video by Andrew Kleczek)