Imagining World Youth Day 2019

In this video Leeanne Grima from the Archdiocese of Melbourne envisions what World Youth Day will look like in Panama after a Familiarisation pilgrimage run by the Australian Catholic Bishop’s Conference.

Archbishop Of Panama: Next World Youth Day Will Be Technological, Ecological

In less than a year, Pope Francis will once again board a plane bound for Latin America for World Youth Day in Panama.

José Domingo Ulloa is one of the main organizers of an event that will join thousands of young people from around the world. Ulloa assures it will be different from previous editions.


Archbishop of Panama“First of all, it will be an edition that speaks the language of young people, a technological one; one that will present Mary as the model the youth need. It will also be ecological, we can say it will be good for implementing the great gift the pope gave humanity in Laudato si’. We also want to present the path of the Latin American Church, a church of martyrs whose highest exponent is Msgr. Oscar Arnulfo Romero.”

World Youth Day will be celebrated from January 22 to 27 in 2019. In preparation, a special initiative has been launched in Poland.


Archbishop of Panama“Thanks to a beautiful initiative by Polish youth, we are uniting in prayer on the 22nd of each month in remembrance of St. John Paul II, who loved the youth so much. We want this initiative to spread throughout the world.”

In mid-February, registration for World Youth Day will open. Although the agenda hasn’t been finalized, Pope Francis will likely participate in ceremonies beginning on January 24.

Biodiversity Museum Panama City

Robert Broadley from the Diocese of Broken Bay shares a highlight of his when he visited Panama City to prepare for World Youth Day in 2019.


Share your talents at the Youth Festival!

The Youth Festival is part of the program of activities that will take place during World Youth Day (WYD) Panama 2019. Its purpose is to bring young people from around the world together through the sharing of their artistic and religious talents, as well as through faith and life experiences. There will be many events, including music, theatre, dance, exhibits, gatherings, and much more.

Where and When
The Youth Festival will begin before the Main WYD events, on Monday January 22, 2019, and will continue until Sunday, January 27, after the Final Mass. There will be events on various stages and at various locations throughout Panama City during the afternoons and evenings.

How to Participate
Pilgrims who will be attending WYD Panama 2019, and who want to share their talents, should send their initial proposal, with all the relevant information, to the following email: 


Image: WYD2019 Website