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

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

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

Nicaraguans face greater challenges than most heading to World Youth Day

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…
  • January 9, 2019

Toronto parish steps up for Panama World Youth Day pilgrims

Alicia Escobar was 10 years old when Pope St. John Paul II came to Toronto in 2002 for World Youth Day. She was too young to participate but remembers the excitement, and now she’s looking forward to experiencing that for…
  • November 29, 2018

In Panama, world's indigenous young people to meet before World Youth Day

LIMA, Peru – More than 1,000 young pilgrims will share their cultures, joys and struggles at a gathering of indigenous youth in a small town in Panama just before World Youth Day in January.
  • June 6, 2018