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Pope Francis has accepted an invitation from the Panamanian government and their bishops to visit the country next year as part of the 34th World Youth Day.
In today’s episode we cover the following stories:

Pope Francis to attend World Youth Day in 2019.
Genfest 2018 concludes in Manila.
Two teenagers have moved closer to canonization.
Family fun day at Martyr’s shrine, Ontario.

 

In addition to these, here are some other Catholic news stories from around the world that are making headlines today:

Lithuania awaits Pope Francis’ visit and messages of hope. Preparations are ongoing for Pope Francis’ September visit to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
Bishops,

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