More than 200,000 young people from 155 countries are expected for the 34th World Youth Day (WYD) at Panama, planned from January 22-27. One thousand indigenous young people from five Continents will take part in their special WYD (which will begin three days earlier, from January 16-19).
Such are the numbers, which are evolving, said Giancarlo Candanedo, spokesman of the WYDs, to “Vatican News” in Italian on January 8, 2019.
“How are we preparing ourselves?  — First of all by prayer. We must not forget that it’s a very great challenge for a small country like ours. The Holy Father wished to

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