Costa thanks cardinal patriarch and bishop Américo Aguiar at lunch in S. Bento

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The Prime Minister, António Costa, invited the Cardinal Patriarch of Lisbon, Manuel Clemente, and the President of the World Youth Day Foundation, Bishop Américo Aguiar, to a thank-you lunch for the Catholic Church event that ended on Sunday.

“The Prime Minister invited the Cardinal Patriarch of Lisbon, Manuel Clemente, the President of the WYD Lisbon 2023 Foundation, Bishop Américo Aguiar, and the Minister of State and Parliamentary Affairs, Ana Catarina Mendes, to a thank you lunch for the organization of World Youth Day,” reads a note from António Costa’s office.

Costa thanks cardinal patriarch and bishop Américo Aguiar at lunch in S. Bento

The lunch will take place from 12:30 pm today at the Official Residence of the Prime Minister, in the palace of S. Bento, and will also be attended by Minister Ana Catarina Mendes, who coordinated the intervention of the executive in the organization of WYD 2023.

WYD took place in Lisbon, Loures, Fátima and Oeiras between Tuesday and Sunday and was attended by about 1.5 million people in the various events that took place in Parque Eduardo VII, in the Belém area and in Parque Tejo, according to the organization.

The day, whose next edition will take place in 2027 in Seoul, is considered the biggest event of the Catholic Church.

Throughout the event, Pope Francis reinforced the message that “the Church is for everyone” and the need to care for the “common home”, the Earth.

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