Having just returned from World Youth Day in Panama gives me a chance to tell you about this life-changing event for many young people from around the world. These events are held every two to three years. I, myself, have participated in every World Youth Day since the Year 2000. During these events, one can see that the youth come to a deeper appreciation of their faith, not only encountering the Holy Father but also fellow young Catholics from all over the world.
Amid challenging moments with intense heat and overcrowding, young pilgrims at World Youth Day discovered and reflected on the graces amid the chaos.
PANAMA – 27.01.2019 – 16.30 Meeting with the WYD volunteers Rommel Fernandez Stadium Speech of the Holy Father Dear Volunteers, Before we conclude the celebration of World Youth Day, I wanted to meet all of you and to thank every one of you for the service you rendered during these days and in the […]
PANAMA – 27.01.2019 – 10.45 Visit to the Casa Hogar El Buen Samaritano Speech of the Holy Father Dear Young Friends, Dear Directors, Associates and Pastoral Workers, Dear Friends, Thank you, Father Domingo, for your words of greeting on behalf of all present. I have been looking forward very much to this meeting with you here […]
PANAMA – 27.01.2019 – 08.00 Holy Mass for World Youth Day Campo San Juan Pablo II – Metro Park Greeting of the Holy Father at the end of the Mass At the conclusion of this celebration, I thank God for having given us the opportunity to share these days together and to experience once more this […]
PANAMA – 27.01.2019 – 08.00 Holy Mass for World Youth Day Campo San Juan Pablo II – Metro Park Homily of the Holy Father Official translation “The eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. And he began to say to them: ‘Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing’” (Lk 4:20-21). […]
PANAMA – 26.01.2019 – 18.30 Campo San Juan Pablo II – Metro Park Speech of the Holy Father Official Translation Dear young friends, good afternoon! We have watched that beautiful presentation about the Tree of Life. It shows us how the life that Jesus gives us is a love story, a life history that wants […]
PANAMA – 26.01.2019 – 09.15 Cathedral Basilica of Santa Maria la Antigua Homily of the Holy Father Official Translation “Jacob’s well was there, and so Jesus, wearied as he was with his journey, sat down beside the well. It was about the sixth hour. There came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus said […]
For Gen Verde, a band currently made up of 22 women from 14 countries, using music to build “a global culture of peace, dialogue and unity” has been their mission since 1966.
PANAMA – 25.01.2019 – 17.30 Campo Santa Maria la Antigua – Cinta Costera Speech of the Holy Father Lord, Father of mercy, in this Coastal Beltway, together with so many young people from all over the world, we have accompanied your Son on his Way of the Cross: the way he wanted to walk in […]