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Aussie pilgrims flying flag of faith on the way into Panama World Youth Day 2019

AUSTRALIAN flags worn as capes, temporarily tattooed on arms and cheeks, and others held high above the crowds marked the entrance of the green-and-gold pilgrims into Panama City for World Youth Day 2019. An estimated 1000 Australian Catholics journeyed in faith to Panama for the five day event held from January 22 to 27. They joined hundreds of thousands of ... Read More »

Music festivals have nothing on the splendour of World Youth Day

  WHILE some of us are reminiscing on the recent Splendour in the Grass festival last weekend, Brisbane Catholics are revving up for the biggest Catholic youth festival in the world, World Youth Day Panama. This year marks 10 years since Aussies welcomed Pope Benedict XVI on our shores for World Youth Day in Sydney. Like the experience of young ... Read More »

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 »

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