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Everything that could go wrong did go wrong today.
January 23, 2019

Marginalized indigenous youth take centre stage at World Youth Day 2019

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PANAMA CITY – One thing is clear about World Youth Day 2019: This one is not focused on convening great masses of people, or the most influential or the loudest. Instead of highlighting the problems faced by youth in the…
January 22, 2019

'Go home and do more for God', Panama prelate says to young pilgrims who share same challenges

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PANAMA CITY – If there was a common denominator, aside from the Christian faith, that united most pilgrims heading to the opening Mass for World Youth Day 2019 in Panama, it was that each person, in his or her own…
January 22, 2019

Canadians urged to share World Youth Day joy

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The message to Canadian pilgrims at World Youth Day was clear: Get on social media and share the Good News.
January 22, 2019

Canadian volunteers avoid sticky situation in Panama

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PANAMA CITY – Unexpected challenges are part of the job description when you’re working as a volunteer at World Youth Day Panama, but what Ana Sanchez didn’t expect was that it could also be dangerous. 
January 22, 2019

World Youth Day 'manifesto' makes pledge to environment

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PANAMA CITY – Young people attending World Youth Day called attention to the world's environmental problems, issuing what they called a "manifesto" for the "care of the common home."
January 22, 2019

'The Pope's youth': Pilgrims get warm welcome in Panama

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PANAMA CITY – Jorge Soto wore a wrestling mask typical of Lucha Libre fighters in Mexico and every few steps he took, others would sidle up to have a picture taken with him. The mask was fun to wear, and…
January 20, 2019

Jean Ko Din in Panama: Renewing my devotion to Mary at World Youth Day

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As much as I want to travel light for this pilgrimage, I'm letting myself bring one book to World Youth Day – St. Louis de Montfort's True Devotion to Mary.
January 18, 2019

A whole other world outside World Youth Day

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PANAMA CITY  Panama City will be packed during World Youth Day, especially along the “Cinta Costera,” where most events will be held.