Benedict XVI has selected the themes for World Youth Day for the next three years.
The events in 2006 and 2007 will be at the diocesan level. The 2008 event, in Australia, will be international.
In 2006, young people of the world will reflect on verse 105 of Psalm 119: "Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light for my path."
The theme chosen for 2007 is from the Gospel, John 13:34: "Love one another, as I have loved you."
The World Youth Day to be held in Sydney from July 15-20, 2008, will focus on the theme taken from the Acts of the Apostles (1:8): "You will receive power when the holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses." .