18.01.2019: World Youth Day in Panama

Pray and get together: round about 300,000 young people from all over the world will travel to Panama City

The World Youth Day will take place from 22 to 27 January, 2019 in Panama City. About 375,000 young Christians from all continents are expected in the Latin American country and many Kolping members from all parts of the world have also set off to Panama.

In 1984 Pope John Paul II initiated the World Youth Day that takes place every year, as a small event in the dioceses and every two years as a great event for all in a country. The festival of faith is also a place of encounter and international understanding: about 200 nations meet in a country and are accommodated in host families or shared accommodations. The church services, catechesis, discussions and concerts offer many opportunities to get to know each other and to make common experiences.

The highlight of each World Youth Day is the visit of the Pope.


These five young women from Kolping Costa Rica will travel to the neighboring Panama. They are looking forward to the World Youth Day. Foto: Kolping Costa Rica