• Pope Francis hints he may not be around in 2019

    Pope Francis hints he may not be around in 2019

    • Apr 9, 2017

    During a youth vigil on Saturday to rally enthusiasm for the Catholic Church’s next World Youth Day, to be held in Panama in 2019, Pope Francis told young people they’re the future even if he may not be around to see it. “I don’t know if it will be me, but the pope will be in Panama!” he told the crowd at the St. Mary Major basilica.

  • Panama’s bishops see World Youth Day 2019 as ‘fiesta Latina’

    Panama’s bishops see World Youth Day 2019 as ‘fiesta Latina’

    • Aug 3, 2016

    Panama, which will host World Youth Day in 2019, is a small country, but leading bishops from Panama insist the local church will be able to organize the event, calling it a “a bridge between two continents” and a multicultural environment.