San Jose, Costa Rica - August 2018 - Some signs of the World Youth Day, such as the Cross and the relics of St. John Bosco, St. Rose of Lima, St. Martin of Porres and the Blessed Monsignor Romero and Sister María Romero, were welcomed and celebrated the night of Sunday, August 5, at the María Help of Christians school.

(ANS - Tegucigalpa) – The World Youth Day (WYD) is a great youth gathering that attracts hundreds of thousands of young people from all over the world at each edition. The next WYD is scheduled in Panama for 2019 and, while preparations in Panama are underway, the symbols accompanying this event are traveling across the globe: the Pilgrim Cross and the icon of Mary "Salus Populi Romani" have arrived in the Diaconate "Immaculate Conception" of the archdiocese of Tegucigalpa, in Honduras.

(ANS - Rome) - With a beautiful and passionate letter, Pope Francis addressed young people all over the world and gave them the message for the World Youth Day (WYD) of 2018, which represents another step in preparations for World Youth Day, taking place in Panama in 2019. The Pope reminds young people that Mary will be the companion of this wonderful journey.

(ANS - City of Panama) - At the World Youth Day (WYD) in Krakow 2016, after announcing that the next WYD would be in Panama in 2019, Pope Francis said, "I do not know if I will be in Panama but I can assure you one thing, Peter (the Pope) will be in Panama." Yesterday, Sunday 14 May, during the Eucharist presided over by Archbishop José Domingo Ulloa of Panama City, the official logo of the Panama WYD (22-27 January 2019) was launched and the Patrons of the event announced.

(ANS - Rome) - Develop a relationship of empathy with young people; work in the community and encourage the involvement of young people in pastoral activity; initiate broad processes; and in all this, have courage: these are the four constituent elements of "journeying with young people" that Fr Fabio Attard, Councillor General for Youth Ministry, offered the International Youth Forum: "From Krakow to Panama - the Synod on the way with young people "(Rome, 5-9 April), organized by the Pontifical Congregation for the Laity and Family Life and the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops.

Vatican City - 9 April 2017 - Pope Francis presided in St. Peter's Square over the solemn liturgical celebration of Palm Sunday and the Passion of the Lord. The youth of Krakow (Poland) - the city that hosted World Youth Day (WYD) 2016 - handed over the Cross, the symbol of this event, to the young people of Panama, which will host WYD 2019.

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