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 it was something associated with his native country, which he was proud to represent at 2019 World Youth Day in Panama, he said.
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

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. 

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. 

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 of it involving violent clashes with government forces that have plagued the Central American nation since last year.

Fifty years and counting: Serving the Church comes naturally for the Surmans

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Stan Surman has officially been retired for more than 20 years, but not when it comes to his work at church.

Christmas Drawing Contest 2018 Winners

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The young artists who enter The Catholic Register’s annual Christmas drawing contest express themselves in many artistic forms.