Young must hasten to share God’s love, pope says in World Youth Day message

The Gospel of Luke’s description of what Mary did after learning she would become the mother of Jesus — “Mary arose and went with haste” to Elizabeth — is the theme Pope Francis chose for two WYD celebrations: on a local level Nov. 20, the feast of Christ the King, and for the world gathering in Lisbon, Portugal, Aug. 1-6, 2023.