During the first days of the 2nd Preparatory Meeting, members of the WYD Local Organising Committee, leaders of the Catholic Church in Panama and representatives of the highest state authorities ...

Delegates from over 80 countries will gather in Panama City to discuss in detail the programme of the upcoming World Youth Day Panama 2019

The delegates representing bishops’ conferences from over 80 countries and about 35 international movements and communities will gather in Panama City from 6th till 9th of June to discuss the latest ...

Lecture at a seminar at the Pontifical Lateran University

“We need educators who have the courage of the truth and know how to accompany young people in their personal and vocational discernment. Another fundamental aspect is the need to make young people ...


“May it be done to me according to your word” is the title of the hymn of the Panamanian World Youth Days presented last year. The different versions and linguistic arrangements have now been ...

Middle East
Salvatore Martinez: “It will be a reference point for pilgrims and a place for diffusing the teaching on the family”

Set on a hill, on a site that covers 15,000 square meters, there will be a house for pilgrims with 103 family-sized rooms, a home for refugees and the poor, a church, and a structure with auditoriums ...

The comment
Renato Cursi and Fr. Fabio Attard tell about the Salesians’ experience in the light of the Synod and on the horizon of an authentic “connection” with the young

“Religion and especially Christianity is in seriously poor health. With some noteworthy exceptions, young adults no longer identify or practice religion. [...] Religion is dying, and Europe is ...

The letter from the Archbishop of Chieti in view of the Synod of Bishops dedicated to young people

“I’m not writing to tell you what you have to do but to invite you to dream. Of course, if you know how to dream, your life will gradually become the most beautiful thing you can dream.” The ...

San Calisto Community
At the Dicastery, the second international seminar of the network of experts studying the educational programs in the emotional-sexual field

On 4 and 5 May, the San Calisto Community held its second international seminar at our Dicastery, to study proposals and interventions in the field of affective and sexual education in the light of ...

At the Dicastery, a meeting of the delegation of the World Youth Day organizing committee

“We have an appointment to continue dreaming of a different world: January 2019.” The Archbishop of Panama, José Domingo Ulloa, said this in a video interview with us after the General Audience on 18 ...

Local Churches
Bishop Mercado: “Young people and families, an educational alliance that flourishes in the parish”

“All have been baptized, but many have not been catechized”—starting with this point, H.E. Msgr. Jesse E. Mercado, the Bishop of Parañaque—in the Archdiocese of Manila, Philippines—, in an interview ...