After six days of world youth day of the Catholic Church in Panama. At the conclusion of the largest Catholics meeting in the world Pope Francis leads the Sunday (14.00 CET) in Panama city, again, a solemn service.

it is Traditionally announced at the end of the world youth day is also the host of the next. Before the Pontiff rises later in the day, back in the machine to Rome, he will meet, among others, in a social centre for young people, who are suffering from Aids.

In the course of his five-day visit to the Central American country, the Pope had called on the participants to, among other things, to build bridges instead of walls and division of society due to stigma warned. The abuse scandal and the resulting severe crisis of confidence in the Catholic Church is in several countries of the world, he had only mentioned in passing, however, sharp formulations chosen. In a sermon he spoke on Saturday about it, “the Church is wounded by their sin and that they are many times not able to hear the numerous cries”.

one of the highlights of the world youth day prayer vigil on Saturday, called on the Pope to the young people, even the Weak have a place in society. The world does not exist only for the Strong. The Pontiff encouraged the faithful, in spite of Doubts, difficulties and uncertainties involved and to take risks.

the world youth days held every two to three years. In changing locations, Catholic young people from all over the world get together to celebrate their Faith. The present world youth day is after the events in Buenos Aires (1987) and Rio de Janeiro (2013) the third in Latin America.

The number of pilgrims has been corrected by the organizers several times to the bottom, meanwhile, there is talk of some 87 000. Especially at the conclusion of the fair, as well as many as pilgrims have to register, however, are expected to significantly more people.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.