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St. John Paul II and Blessed Carlo Acutis Named Among World Youth Day 2023 Patrons

St. John Paul II, shown in 1978, the year he became pope. and Blessed Carlo Acutis, shown in an undated photo, are among the patrons for World Youth Day 2023.

The new patrons of the upcoming Lisbon, Portugal, gathering were unveiled on May 18, the anniversary of the Polish Pope’s birth.