- Jan 25, 2020
At the closing Mass of World Youth Day in Panama, Pope Francis told more than a half-million young pilgrims that God is not a passing fad.
Pope Francis talks to young people in their lingo at World Youth Day Panama.
Francis tells priests and religious gathered in Panama not to grow weary, despite the sins of the Church.
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.
“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.
On Friday, Pope Francis will have a day of recollection in Panama, going to those who, due to their crimes, cannot take part in World Youth Day.