History of World Youth Day events since they began in 1980s

AP News
Posted: Jul 31, 2016 6:44 AM

KRAKOW, Poland (AP) — Here is a look at all past World Youth Day meetings, which grew out of encounters between Pope Paul II and youth in Rome in 1984 and 1985. As Pope Francis wrapped up this year's edition of the global celebration in Krakow, Poland, he announced the next will be in Panama in 2019.

— 2016, Krakow, Poland; Francis

— 2013, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Francis

— 2011, Madrid, Spain; Benedict XVI

— 2008, Sydney, Australia; Benedict XVI

— 2005, Cologne, Germany; Benedict XVI

— 2002, Toronto, Canada; John Paul II

— 2000, Rome, Italy; John Paul II

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— 1997, Paris, France; John Paul II

— 1995, Manila, Philippines; John Paul II

— 1993, Denver, USA; John Paul II

— 1991, Czestochowa, Poland; John Paul II

— 1989, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, John Paul II

— 1987, Buenos Aires, Argentina; John Paul II

— 1986, Rome, Italy; John Paul II