As WYD Panama closes, Pope urges volunteers to keep serving

PANAMA CITY – Just before leaving the physical and human warmth of Panama Jan. 27, Pope Francis stopped to thank the thousands of official volunteers, young and old, gathered at the capital city's Rommel Fernandez Stadium to tell them that…
  • January 28, 2019

Locals shows solidarity with Nicaraguan, Venezuelan pilgrims en route to World Youth Day vigil

PANAMA CITY – As thousands of pilgrims streamed through the neighborhood of Las Acacias en route to the World Day Youth vigil, those from Nicaragua and Venezuela received special cheers and applause as they carried the flags of their respective…
  • January 27, 2019

World Youth Day 2022 will be in Portugal

PANAMA CITY – Lisbon, Portugal, will open its doors to the world's young people in 2022 for the next World Youth Day.
  • January 27, 2019

Be 'influencers' for God, imitate Mary, Pope urges at World Youth Day vigil

PANAMA CITY – Although Mary would not be considered an "influencer," like many social media personalities, she still became the most influential woman in history by trusting "in the love and promises of God, the only force capable of making…
  • January 27, 2019

U.S. pilgrim questions Pope on abuse crisis during lunch in Panama

PANAMA CITY – While sharing a private lunch with pilgrims from around the world, Pope Francis expressed his solidarity with victims of sexual abuse by members of the clergy and emphasized the need for unity and prayer, a U.S. pilgrim…
  • January 27, 2019