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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.
January 17, 2019

Panama pilgrims packing plenty of anticipation

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EDMONTON – A much smaller group of pilgrims than usual is heading off to World Youth Day from Edmonton this week. But the anticipation is huge.
January 17, 2019

Dancing for the Pope in Panama, 17 years after dancing for pope in Toronto

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Myriam Guevara Mann still remembers looking out to a crowd of 800,000 people before she danced the biggest show of her life. 
January 17, 2019

Canadian pilgrims ready to absorb ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ experience of World Youth Day

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José Murillo is the only one in his family who hasn’t been back to Panama City since they immigrated to Canada about 12 years ago. 

Mother's prayers take fruit in new auxiliary bishop's life, conversion

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OTTAWA – On Guy Desrochers’ 24th birthday, his mother gave him a Bible.

January 9, 2019

Nicaraguans face greater challenges than most heading to World Youth Day

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WASHINGTON – Many will make sacrifices to attend the upcoming World Youth Day in Panama in late January, but few compare to the challenges facing young Catholics in nearby Nicaragua as the country deals with political and economic upheaval, some…