World Youth Day 2019

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World Youth Day 2019
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Date January 22, 2019 (2019-01-22) – January 27, 2019 (2019-01-27)
Location Panama City, Panama
Type Youth festival
Theme I am the servant of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word. (Lk 1:38)
Organised by Catholic Church
Participants Pope Francis

World Youth Day 2019 (WYD 2019, es: Jornada Mundial de la Juventud 2019) is an international Catholic event focused on religious faith and youth, due to be celebrated on January 22-27, 2019 in Panama City, Panama.[1] This was announced by Pope Francis at the end of the closing Mass of World Youth Day 2016 in Brzegi nearby Krakow, Poland[2][3] with the attendance of Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela and his wife Lorena Castillo.[4] This will be first WYD to take place in Central America. Panamanian bishops welcomed the event, saying that Panama's location as the "bridge between two continents" will make it a multicultural event and a "fiesta latina".[4]

References

  1. ^ "Panamá to host WYD 2019". World Youth Day.com. July 31, 2016. Retrieved September 1, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Panama to host next WYD in 2019, Pope announces". Catholic News Agency/EWTN News, Elise Harris. July 31, 2016. Retrieved September 1, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Next World Youth Day to be held in Panama". The Catholic Herald/Associated Press. July 31, 2016. Retrieved September 1, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Panama’s bishops see World Youth Day 2019 as ‘fiesta Latina’". Crux/Catholic News Service. August 3, 2016. Retrieved September 1, 2016. 

External links

WYD in Panama http://www.panama2019.pa/

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