Panama's bishops see World Youth Day 2019 as bridge, 'fiesta Latina’

August 2, 2016
KRAKOW, Poland – Panama, which will host World Youth Day in 2019, is a small country, but the head of its bishops' conference has no doubts the church will be able to organize the event.

Pope urges WYD volunteers to be 'hope of the future,' as Krakow 2016 wraps

July 31, 2016
KRAKOW, Poland – Pope Francis thanked World Youth Day organizers and volunteers and urged them to be "the hope of the future."

Nigerians hope WYD experiences will help country overcome its challenges

July 31, 2016
KRAKOW Poland – Cosmos Nandi-Esom said he is a politician back home in Nigeria.

Palestinian, Israeli pilgrims share faith, locale in Field of Mercy

July 31, 2016
KRAKOW, Poland – At least for a few minutes at World Youth Day, the physical barriers between Palestinian and Israeli communities were nonexistent.

Don’t tuck life away, take risks, Pope tells young people

July 31, 2016
KRAKOW, Poland – Take risks and do not let life's obstacles get in the way of encountering the true joy and life that Jesus can give, Pope Francis told more than 1 million young people.

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August-1July 26, 2016: The shrine of the Black Madonna was opened to World Youth Day pilgrims so that they could venerate the miraculous image up close. (Photo by Jean Ko Din)

Follow our reporter Jean Ko Din as she photographs her journey to Krakow, Poland for the 2016 World Youth Day.