The Pope invited the Church to pray for this intention in this month’s The Pope Video, which is entrusted to the entire Catholic Church through the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network.

The video was created in collaboration with the Lisbon 2023 WYD Foundation and the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, and is about young people and World Youth Day.

Pope Francis’ message emphasizes his invitation that young people quickly take the path of bearing joyful witness to the Gospel.

The video begins with Pope Francis reassuring young people of their importance for the Church, noting the Church needs young people in order to survive.

Pope Francis responds to several young people from different continents who pose questions in various languages. Youth from the Philippines, Brazil and the Ivory Coast ask Pope Francis several questions.