World Youth Day

World Youth Day took place January 22-27, 2019 in Panama City, Panama.

Youth and young adults ages 16 to 35 traveled from around the world to participate in a week of engaging prayer, vibrant liturgy, powerful catechesis with Bishops from around the world, concerts from Catholic artists, and an unforgettable Vigil and Mass with the Holy Father.

Click here to read the full message of his Holiness Pope Francis for the 32nd World Youth Day.

Young Adults

Panamá in the Capital, a one-day Catholic festival for young adults, took place on January 26, 2019. This stateside celebration of World Youth Day in our nation’s Capital brought together thousands of young people! For a recap of the event, click the link below.

World Youth Day DC


Youth from the Archdiocese of Washington made the pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Panama on January 20-28th, 2019. The Catholic Standard and WashArchdiocese Digital Media teams shared stories from their journey throughout the week.

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