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Pope visits youth jail in Panama, urges second chance for all inmates. : Weekly News Roundup, January 28th, 2019

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Massive power outage in Panama ahead of papal visit : Weekly News Roundup, January 21st, 2019

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Panama welcomes thousands of pilgrims for World Youth Day (JMJ)!

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After years of anticipation and preparation, Panama’s biggest public event in decades is about to begin: the World Youth Day (Jornada Mundial de La Juventud). The event, hosted by the Catholic Church, is a gathering of Catholic youth from around the world, with celebrations that combine religious meetings with social events, and social welfare projects. As described by the Catholic Church:

“World Youth Day was initiated by Pope John Paul II in 1985. Its concept has been influenced by the Light-Life Movement that has existed in Poland since the 1960s, where during summer camps Catholic young adults over 13 days of camp celebrated a “day of community”. For the first celebration of WYD in 1986, bishops were invited to schedule an annual youth event to be held every Palm Sunday in their dioceses. It is celebrated at the diocesan level annually, and at the international level every two to three years at different locations.” Continue reading »

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Pope to visit sick, imprisoned when in Panama. : Weekly News Roundup, January 14th, 2019

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Socio-economic study looks at boosting Panama Canal reliability. : Weekly News Roundup, January 7th, 2019

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Warm City, Warm Hearts: Panama Ready For Youth. : Weekly News Roundup, December 28th, 2018

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Salini sees maximum $334 million hit from Panama arbitration award. : Weekly News Roundup, December 21st, 2018

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Panama awards $1.4 billion bridge project to Chinese group. : Weekly News Roundup, December 14th, 2018

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Panama, China Sign Accords on Xi Visit After Diplomatic Ties Start. : Weekly News Roundup, December 7th, 2018

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During WYD in Panama, Pope To Visit Sick and Jailed Youth : Weekly News Roundup, November 28th, 2018

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