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Next World Youth Day in Panama in 2019 — Pope

BRZEGI: Pope Francis announced on Sunday that the next World Youth Day, the Catholic youth festival, will be held in Panama in 2019.

“I am happy to announce that the next World Youth Day will take place in 2019 in Panama,” he said at the end of the World Youth Day Final Mass attended by over 2.5 million pilgrims near the city of Krakow in Poland.

It will be the first time a pope visits the Central American country since Pope John Paul II’s trip there in 1983. (AFP)