World Youth Day 2000

XV World Youth Day
Date August 15, 2000 (2000-08-15)-
August 20, 2000 (2000-08-20)
Location Rome, Italy
Type Youth festival
Theme "The word was made flesh, and dwelt amongst us" (John 1:14)

World Youth Day 2000 was a Catholic youth festival held from August 1520 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 but in the University of Rome Tor Vergata.

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


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

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