2019 (EN)

The XXXIV World Youth Day was held in Panama from 22 to 27 January 2019. Pope Francis thanked the archbishop of Panama, José Domingo Ulloa Mendieta, for his welcome and splendid organization.
The theme chosen by Pope Francis is inspired by a passage from the Gospel of Luke: "Here is the servant of the Lord; It happens for me according to your word ", that is to say the words of Mary to the announcement of the Archangel Gabriel.
Over 700,000 young people from all over the world attended the concluding Mass on 27 January 2019: the same day when the "Memory" of the Shoah is remembered and the same day on which in a Filipino island the Islamic terrorists killed dozens of people in a cathedral.
And it is Pope Francis who summarizes the message for young people:
"Not tomorrow, but now. You are the 'now' of God and you must live with the passion of love ".
The Fondazione Mediterraneo and the Federazione Anna Lindh Italia, not-for-profit took part in these days, bringing the thirty-year contribution of initiatives in favor of young people to help them become "positive hunters" and "future producers".