Latin American young adults go home for World Youth Day

When 27-year-old David Figueroa found out this year’s World Youth Day was going to be hosted in Panama, so close to his home country of Colombia, he was more than excited to be a part of the event. 
  • January 18, 2019

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

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

Nigerians hope WYD experiences will help country overcome its challenges

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

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

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

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

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.
  • July 31, 2016

Pope Francis: Cruelty did not end at Auschwitz; it continues today

KRAKOW, Poland – Humankind's cruelty did not end with the Holocaust, but rages on in the suffering of those living through war, homelessness and persecution, Pope Francis said.
  • July 30, 2016

'Go out,' keep writing Gospel of mercy, Pope tells clergy, religious

KRAKOW, Poland – Catholic priests and nuns must renounce their personal interests and create a church that "goes into the world" with "living writers of the Gospel," Pope Francis said.
  • July 30, 2016

'Evangelical moment': World Youth Day often fosters vocations

KRAKOW, Poland – In a giant circus tent on Piastowska Street, next to the Jagiellonian University's sports center, a rock band wound up its full-volume refrain against a dazzling background of lights and streamers.
  • July 29, 2016

'Make trouble' by creating culture of respect, Pope tells Cuban youths

VATICAN CITY – Fear nothing, break the chains that may bind you and bring hope to the world, Pope Francis told young people attending a special World Youth Day gathering in Cuba.
  • July 29, 2016

Pope pays tribute to Holocaust victims in silence, prayer

OSWIECIM, Poland – Sitting with head bowed and eyes closed, Pope Francis paid silent tribute to the victims of one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century.
  • July 29, 2016
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    July 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.