Did keep up with any of the World Youth Day coverage?
There was a lot of it, and our very own Caroline attended! Here’s some great photos and videos from the week-long event!
Opening Mass celebrated by Panama Archbishop José Domingo Ulloa Mendieta:
Here’s some of more WYD Highlights:
This above photo is of the adoration chapel. There is also a relic of St. Mother Teresa near the altar!
Above is a list of the patron saints of WYD, including St. Jose Sanchez del Rio, St. Rose of Lima, Bl. Maria Romero Menses, St. John Bosco, St. Martin de Porres, St. Juan Diego, Bl. Oscar Romero, and St. John Paul II.
“This Polish journalist hopes that Pope Francis will call her. I’m guessing she will get a lot of phone calls…hopefully #FranciscoenPanama will at least see her in the crowd!” Caroline explained on Instagram.
Caroline also met the two guys above, explaining, “Gerard Sadaya (right) and Josh Low (left) shared an amazing story with me.
“They are from opposite ends of Australia (Low is from Perth and Sadaya from Sydney). They met SEVEN years ago at a youth minister event and were reunited in Panama this year. GOD IS SO GOOD—and I love meeting #churchpop followers in person.”
Above, Pope Francis hears confessions of juvenile prisoners. Amazing! God is so merciful!
Pilgrims/volunteers pray at a Marian grotto at the Parque del Perdon in Panama City.
Here’s some photos from the Korean Mass with their pilgrims at Santuario Nacional del Corazón de María:
Caroline in front of the Papal Plane:
She had an amazing time!
Here’s a video of Pope Francis’ arrival: (so exciting!!)
And a video of him greeting pilgrims when he arrived!
And another video highlighting some WYD events with Pope Francis:
Here’s more photos of performers greeting Pope Francis: