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Pope Francis signs up for his third World Youth Day

Pope Francis

POPE Francis has signed up to pray with an expected 500,000 young people, including pilgrims from Brisbane, for the 2019 World Youth Day in Panama. While Pope Francis registered for the youth gathering after praying the Angelus on February 11, 2018, the Holy See only confirmed his presence in Panama on July 9. The Pope will arrive in Panama on ... Read More »

WYD 2019: Natural beauty will be on show during Brisbane pilgrimage to Panama

Island of Escudo Veragus

THE Archdiocese of Brisbane has a strong tradition of offering a “Days in the Diocese” experience, which is a local experience that immediately precedes the World Youth Day week itself, as a part of our pilgrimage itinerary. In January 2019, we are planning to take part in this experience again, this time with the Diocese of Santiago in Verguas, Panama.Verguas ... Read More »

Brisbane invites pilgrims to World Youth Day Panama in January

Panama pilgrims receive the WYD Cross and Icon

I REMEMBER going to Mass as a teenager and looking around my parish thinking, “Am I normal?” As one of the few young people at my parish, I could count on one hand the total number of other teenagers at Mass on Sundays. The idea that I would someday celebrate my Catholic faith with thousands of other young people, seemed ... Read More »

Man who walked around the world returns to Panama to thank a stranger

The Road to Adolfo

IMAGINE a stranger walks through your street, barely able to stand after hiking for 45km. He asks the nearby locals for a place to sleep. They laugh. Agitated by their amusement, you consider putting him up in your house, but fear this tall white man may not fit in your one-bedroom home with barely four walls. There’s also the issue ... Read More »

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