Join us For WYD 2019


World Youth Day is more than just a meeting drawing thousands or even millions of young people. WYD is a testimony of a living Church that is continually being renewed. Youth are the protagonists of this meeting of faith, hope and unity. The main goal of WYD is to let youth know about the message of Jesus Christ, in the context of a joyful meeting of the Pope, young people and leaders of the Church.



The next international World Youth Day celebration will be held in Panama from January 22-27, 2019 and Pax Christi will be part of it. The theme of the event is “I am the servant of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” (Luke 1:38)


Join us at PoP Pax Christi and be part of an international group and experiment the uniquely powerful expression of the universality of the Catholic Church. World Youth Day goes beyond “being in contact” and gives us a personal encounter with the international Catholic community.






13 to 21st of January : Days in diocesis : Diocesis of David (Province of Chiriquí)


Days in the Dioceses, preceding the main celebrations of World Youth Day, are a time that pilgrims spend in selected dioceses of the country that organises the meeting of young people. The structure of “Days in Dioceses” depends on the characteristics and lifestyle of each host diocese. It is a time for friendship, fellowship, integration, and familiarizing with the culture of the region. It includes tourist trips, common games, and social involvement in various works and projects prepared by the organizers. For the pilgrims the Days in the dioceses are an invitation to discover the richness of the Church and of the country that they visit, as well as to meet families and young people who want to receive them. For the hosts it’s an opportunity to take part in the feast of faith and joy together with young people from all over the world.


21st to 27th January Youth Festival – PANAMA CITY

Having finished “Days in Dioceses”, all participants go to Panama city to experience the central events. The Main Events are the most important gatherings of World Youth Day, when all of the young pilgrims together experience a great celebration of faith.



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WYD a pilgrimage for Peace 


A way to come to understand other cultures and spread peace and understanding throughout the world.

Hundreds of flags are floating, waved by the youth of the world.

Milions of individuals, thousands groups, hundreds of countries gathering because of the  one true God. 

The Universal Church, led by His Holiness Pope Francis and the bishops of the world ; The nations of the world: for solidarity, peace, and cooperation.

Pope Francis had recognized that Panama’s values of “peace, dialogue and coexistence” were similar to those of World Youth Day.