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

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 22, 2019

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

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 20, 2019

A whole other world outside World Youth Day


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

  • January 18, 2019

Panama pilgrims packing plenty of anticipation

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

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