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Archdiocese of Panama warns of abortion group claiming ‘Catholic’ title

The Archdiocese of Panama warned the country’s faithful that “Catholics for the Right to Decide” (CDD in Spanish), which is... Read more

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Panamanian bishops ask for humane, respectful domestic immigration reform

The standing committee of the Panamanian bishops' conference has expressed its concern over a migration reform bill, asking that it... Read more

World Youth Day pilgrims from Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School in Coraopolis, Penn.

World Youth Day pilgrims receive warm welcome in Panama  

When you go to stay at someone’s house for a week, it’s not unusual for the host to tidy the... Read more

Opening Mass for World Youth Day 2019 in Panama.

World Youth Day kicks off with message: 'Have the courage to be saints'

At the opening Mass of World Youth Day 2019, Archbishop José Domingo Ulloa Mendieta of Panama told young people from... Read more

Inmates construct confessionals for the 2019 World Youth Day.

Inmates building 250 confessionals for 2019 World Youth Day

Inmates from La Joya and Nueva Joya prisons have begun the construction of 250 confessionals to be used in the... Read more

World Youth Day contest welcomes Catholic filmmakers

A Catholic film ministry has opened a contest for the 2019 World Youth Day to encourage young cinematographers to create... Read more

Pope St. John Paul II visits Colombia in 1986.

John Paul II relic given to 2019 World Youth Day

At a Nov. 17 ceremony at the Polish Embassy to the Holy See, Ambassador Janusz Kotanski delivered a relic of... Read more

Official song of World Youth Day Panama released

On Monday the Archdiocese of Panama released the official theme song of the next World Youth Day, to be held... Read more

Panamanian pilgrims attend Pope Francis General Audience in St. Peter's Square, April 5, 2017.

Laity, gender ideology shared concerns for Pope and Panama's bishops

World Youth Day wasn't the only topic on the agenda for Panama's bishops during their meeting with Pope Francis this... Read more

Panamanian youths attend a prayer vigil at the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome, April 8, 2017.

Youth raise voices ahead of 2018 synod: we want to follow Christ

At a prayer vigil with youth this weekend, Pope Francis said the Church needs to listen to the voice of... Read more

Pope Francis greets youth pilgrims at Santo Tomas University in Manila on Jan. 18, 2015.

The Church and society need you, Pope Francis tells youth

On Tuesday Pope Francis released a video message to youth in advance of the next World Youth Day, to be... Read more

World Youth Day pilgrims from Panama July 30, 2016.

World Youth Day Panama will take place January 22-27

On Friday Archbishop José Domingo Ulloa Mendieta of Panama officially announced the dates of the next World Youth Day, which... Read more

World Youth Day pilgrims from Panama July 30, 2016.

Panama to host next WYD in 2019, Pope announces

On Sunday Pope Francis officially closed WYD in Krakow, thanking the thousands of youth who traveled across the world to... Read more

Cardinals and Bishops celebrate Mass in St. Peter's Basilica with Pope Francis for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Dec. 12, 2014.

Panama's first cardinal: I'm astonished at my appointment

Among the new cardinals Pope Francis will create in the February consistory is Bishop Jose Luis Lacunza Maestrojuan of the... Read more