World Youth Day Panama 2019

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Pope Francis shows the Way of the Cross meditations he keeps in his pocket, Jan. 30, 2019.

Pope Francis says he loves to pray the Way of the Cross

Everyone should pray the Stations of the Cross, Pope Francis said Wednesday, revealing that he always has with him a... Read more

World Youth Day 2019 volunteer Fadi George in Panama.

Middle Eastern pilgrims clear hurdles to attend World Youth Day

For many pilgrims at the 2019 World Youth Day in Panama City, attending the international event was as simple as... Read more

Young people at the Campo San Juan Pablo II for the World Youth Day Vigil, Jan. 26, 2019.

Diminished crowds at World Youth Day

The 15th international World Youth Day ended Sunday with a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis attended by hundreds of thousands... Read more

Pope Francis aboard the papal plane from Panama to Rome Jan. 28, 2019.

Full text of Pope Francis' in-flight press conference from Panama

CNA's full transcript of the Pope's July 28 in-flight press conference from Panama City to Rome.  Read more

Pope Francis visits Casa Hogar in Panama City, Jan. 27, 2019.

Prayer gives vitality to all we do, Francis tells WYD volunteers

Pope Francis met with World Youth Day volunteers Sunday, thanking them for their service and reminding them of the importance... Read more

Pope Francis at World Youth Day in Panama Jan. 26, 2019.

Who is your neighbor? Someone who 'inconveniences' you, Francis says

On the final day of World Youth Day in Panama, Pope Francis met with the guests of a home for... Read more

Pope Francis says Mass at Campo San Juan Pablo II for World Youth Day Panama Jan. 27, 2019.

Pope Francis: Young people are the 'now' of God

Serving God and his mission is not a passing thing, but can and should be pursued in the present, with... Read more

Pope Francis addresses young people during the World Youth Day vigil in Panama City, Jan. 26, 2019.

Say yes to Christ’s invitations in your life, Francis exhorts young people

Reflecting on the Blessed Virgin Mary’s fiat, Pope Francis encouraged World Youth Day participants Saturday night to say yes to... Read more

Nadia Giudice and Alberto Celi.

These honeymooners head to World Youth Day

At World Youth Day, there are tens of thousands of pilgrims, thousands of priests and religious sisters, and hundreds of... Read more

Brenda Noriega (far R) speaks at a World Youth Day Press Conference in Panama City, Jan. 26, 2019.

Youth minister: Pope Francis emphasized prayer in response to sex abuse crisis

A diocesan youth minister who lunched with Pope Francis Saturday said that he spoke about the necessity of prayer in... Read more

Stations of the Cross at World Youth Day Panama Jan. 25, 2019.

Pope Francis: Heal the 'wearied hope' within a wounded Church

Pope Francis said Saturday that he recognized the weariness felt in the priesthood and in religious communities due to the... Read more

Pope Francis preaches at the Via Crucis during World Youth Day in Panama City, Jan. 25, 2019.

The Way of the Cross is solidarity in suffering, Pope Francis says

At the Stations of the Cross for World Youth Day on Friday, Pope Francis encouraged the young pilgrims to embrace... Read more

In the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles speaks at Fiat in Panama City, Jan. 23, 2019.

English-language World Youth Day event draws diverse crowd

The 15th International World Youth Day is underway in Panama City, with large contingents of Spanish-speaking pilgrims from countries such... Read more

A Pray for Venezuela banner at Campo Santa Maria la Antigua in Panama City, Jan. 24, 2019.

World Youth Day pilgrims express solidarity with Venezuelans

Pilgrims from 150 countries are in Panama this week for World Youth Day, including 400 from Venezuela, who are urging... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims at World Youth Day in Panama City, Jan. 24, 2019.

Pope asks World Youth Day pilgrims to unite the world with Christ's love

At the opening ceremony for World Youth Day in Panama on Thursday, Pope Francis asked participants to let themselves be... Read more

Pope Francis addresses Central American bishops at the church of St Francis of Assisi in Panama City, Jan. 24, 2019.

Be close to people's suffering, Francis tells Central American bishops

At World Youth Day Thursday, Pope Francis told the bishops of Central America to be close to the people, and... Read more

Young pilgrims at World Youth Day Panama Opening Ceremony Jan. 23.

Pope Francis says Panama to be 'a hub of hope' during World Youth Day

Upon arriving in Panama for World Youth Day 2019, Pope Francis met with politicians, diplomats and civil society leaders, extending... 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

Pope Francis receives a gift aboard the papal plane to Panama Jan. 23, 2019.

'Get ready!' Pope leaves for Panama, confirms visit to Japan

Pope Francis will visit Japan in November of this year. The pope confirmed the timing of the upcoming trip during... Read more