World Youth Day 2000

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XV World Youth Day 2000
XV World Youth Day 2000

"The word was made flesh, and dwelt amongst us" (John 1:14)

Location Rome, Italy
Date August 15–August 20, 2000

World Youth Day 2000 was a Catholic youth festival held from August 15–20 2000 in Rome, Italy.

The international level celebration of World Youth Day in 2000 was meant to coincide with the Jubilee Year proclaimed by Pope John Paul II, to celebrate 2000 years since the birth of Jesus Christ. This is also reflected in the theme for the celebrations.

World Youth Day 2000 in Rome

This marks the first World Youth Day in Rome where the final closing Mass was not held at Saint Peter's Square.

Yes, dear friends, Christ loves us and he loves us for ever! He loves us even when we disappoint him, when we fail to meet his expectations for us. He never fails to embrace us in his mercy.[1]

Pope John Paul II


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Coordinates: 41°51′09″N 12°38′10″E / 41.85250°N 12.63611°E / 41.85250; 12.63611