World Youth Day 2019

World Youth Day 2019 (WYD 2019, es: Jornada Mundial de la Juventud 2019) is an international Catholic event focused on religious faith and youth, due to be celebrated in 2019 in Panama City, Panama.[1] This was announced by Pope Francis at the end of the closing Mass of World Youth Day 2016 in Brzegi nearby Krakow, Poland[2][3] with the attendance of Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela and his wife Lorena Castillo.[4] This will be first WYD to take place in Central America. Panamanian bishops welcomed the event, saying that Panama's location as the "bridge between two continents" will make it a multicultural event and a "fiesta latina".[4]

The Vatican initially denied reports that circulated on May 31, 2016 that Panama was to be the host. [5]


  1. "Panamá to host WYD 2019". World Youth July 31, 2016. Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  2. "Panama to host next WYD in 2019, Pope announces". Catholic News Agency/EWTN News, Elise Harris. July 31, 2016. Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  3. "Next World Youth Day to be held in Panama". The Catholic Herald/Associated Press. July 31, 2016. Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  4. 1 2 "Panama's bishops see World Youth Day 2019 as 'fiesta Latina'". Crux/Catholic News Service. August 3, 2016. Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  5. "Vatican does not confirm ANSA's information on next WYD in Panama". Pope June 2, 2016. Retrieved September 13, 2016.

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