Introduction

World Youth Day - Panama City, Panama, January 2019

World Youth Day 2019 takes place in Panama City, Panama, from 22 - 27 January. WYD events have been celebrated for three decades. In 1986, Pope St John Paul II began the tradition in St Peter’s Square, Rome, with a global youth celebration to which the entire Church was invited. Now, three decades later, Pope Francis will open the 22nd gathering of what has become a worldwide youth phenomenon - the opportunity for a million plus Catholics to celebrate their faith with the Holy Father.

Theme World Youth Day, 2019 (Panama) “I am the servant of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word” (Lk 1:38)

27/01/2019 3:00 pm

Pope WYD Panama: Homily at concluding Mass - full text

Sunday, Jan. 27, was the final day of the World Youth Day in Panama City. Pope Francis celebrated an open-air Holy Mass at the capital’s Metro Park to conclude the WYD.

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25/01/2019 6:00 pm

WYD Panama: Pope tells young detainees 'We are more than labels'

Pope Francis conducts a Penitential Service with young people in custody in Panama, and speaks to them of change, conversion, and encouragement.

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25/01/2019 10:20 am

Pope to youth at WYD Panama: the Church isn’t 'cool', it’s 'love'

At the Welcoming Ceremony of the 34 World Youth Day, before thousands of young pilgrims, Pope Francis shares his vision of a Church that dreams, and loves.

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25/01/2019 10:00 am

Pope Francis' speech at WYD 2019 opening ceremony

Pope Francis told young people at Panama's World Youth Day opening ceremony that the Church is walking with them. He was addressing the crowds gathered at the Santa Marta La Antigua Field in Panama City.

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25/01/2019 9:00 am

WYD in Panama: Pope Francis calls Panama “a land of dreams”

Speaking to Authorities, members of Civil Society and the Diplomatic Corps in Panama City, Pope Francis challenges the country to be a land of encounter, convocation, and dreams.

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24/01/2019 2:00 pm

WYD Panama: Pope Francis arrives and World Youth Day begins

For thousands of young people, the arrival of Pope Francis in Panama on Wednesday afternoon marks the true beginning of the 34 World Youth Day.

There were those who had waited at the airport all day. And it was hot (33°C not counting the horrendous humidity).

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12/07/2016 5:00 pm

WYD Social Media

World Youth Day is well underway, here you'll find links to social media accounts used to promote content from pilgrims attending World Youth Day 2019.

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