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Youth events leading up to the Canonizations in Rome

For young people who plan to be in Rome for the Canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II we encourage you to check out the San Lorenzo Center.  

Pope John Paul II at the San Lorenzo Center
Pope John Paul II at the San Lorenzo Center (photo courtesy Centro San Lorenzo)

The San Lorenzo Center is the permanent home of the World Youth Day cross and a center for young people visiting Rome. The San Lorenzo Center is one of the lasting legacies of John Paul II, the founder of World Youth Day.  it is a year-round gathering place for young people visiting or studying in Rome.

During the week leading up to the Canonizations, from April 22 through April 25th, the center will offer the opportunity for Mass, Confession, Adoration and a chance to meet other young people from around the world. 

Each day will end with a talk about Pope John Paul II by speakers such as Cardinal Stanislaw Rylko,  Yves Semen and George Weigel.  

Click here for the events calendar page for more details.  

For more information about the San Lorenzo Center in Rome click here.

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