- Armando Machado
- Feb 17, 2019
Francis tells priests and religious gathered in Panama not to grow weary, despite the sins of the Church.
Chicago Cardinal Blase J. Cupich spoke to a group of young people at World Youth Day Panama.
Gen Verde–which will perform at the Saturday vigil during World Youth Day Panama–uses music to express harmony on multiple levels.
Victims of violence, abuse, abortion, terrorism, natural disasters, human trafficking, forced migration and “many other signs of death and loneliness” were at the core of a Way of the Cross meditation led by Pope Francis on Friday in Panama’s coastal beltway with the ocean as the backdrop.
While hundreds of vendors sold water to the thirsty, the Muslim community at the oldest mosque in Panama City gave it away for free near a banner that said, “Welcome Pilgrim Friends.”
“Where people’s lives are concerned, it seems easier to post signs and labels that petrify and stigmatize not only people’s past, but also their present and future,” Pope Francis told a group of young inmates in Panama Friday.