World Youth Day

Opening Ceremonies and Holy Mass
Arrival of the Pope with welcome and prayer service 
Stations of the Cross with the Pope
Evening Vigil with the Pope

Artistic Direction | José Pepe Casis 
Choreographer for Opening and Stations of Cross | Patricia Galindo Orillac
Lighting Design | Joseph R. Walls 


World Youth Day is an encounter of young people from all around the world with the Pope amidst a festive, religious, and cultural atmosphere, which confirms the dynamism of the Church and testifies the significance of Jesus in our lives. “WYD is much more than an event. It is a time of deep and spiritual renewal; its fruits benefit the whole of society” (Benedict XVI).  World Youth Day Panama was attended by 700,000 people

January 2019 The Roman Catholic Church