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Official image of WYD Lisbon 2023 is presented

Although World Youth Day was postponed until 2023 because of the pandemic, preparations are still underway.

The massive event that unites young people from around the globe with the pope already has an official image. The designer is Beatriz, a 24-year-old girl from Lisbon.

“I started by designing the cross, the main feature. It was where it all started. There's a path that intersects the cross. I think it's the most visual way of transmitting this year's motto. Then the cross took form and was given other elements. The Holy Spirit is represented in the dynamism of the path.”

This path runs through the entire design and has no end point. Beatriz sought to show that World Youth Day does not end with the pope's closing Mass. Rather, the celebration marks the beginning of a great mission for the young people as they return to their countries: Announcing the Gospel.

Beatriz says her source of inspiration was the motto proposed by the pope for the 37th edition of WYD: “Mary arose and went with haste.”

“Until we reach the final result, with the colors of Portugal. There is also the face of Mary, who is always alongside this road. She helps us walk toward Jesus, and the whole logo is traversed by the Holy Spirit, who enlightens and directs us.”

The lisboa2023.org website is now available to inform visitors about all the details and updates on preparations for the upcoming World Youth Day. This large event will take place in August 2023.

Daniel Díaz Vizzi
Translation: Christian Campos