WYD Blog: January 24 – The Pope’s arrival
From Luke Donnelly:
We finish our second day in Panama with 2 highlights.
1. Celebrating Mass at the catechesis site with Fr. Namora Anderson at the altar and distributing communion.
2. Being just in time to see Pope Francis and his motorcade pass the hotel on his arrival to Panama.
We also had the opportunity to spend an afternoon at the hotel relaxing in our rooms, catching up on washing and in reflection taking in all the experiences we have had to this point.
Tomorrow is a big day full of more catechesis, a visit to Omar Park, the official welcoming ceremony of Pope Francis and a concert at the Youth Festival.
What a wonderful opportunity it is we are having together.
— WYD English (@wyd_en) January 23, 2019
23rd January >> (@VaticanNews) #PopeFrancis #Pope Francis #PopeFrancis receives a warm welcome as he steps off the papal plane in #Panama for #WYD2019 . https://t.co/e4QLhYu9kg https://t.co/p53lFqX2bj
— Pope Francis’ Quotes (@pope_francis_rc) January 23, 2019
— Catholic Education Archdiocese Canberra & Goulburn (@ceacg) January 23, 2019
Had our first day of Catechesis. The Holy Spirit is moving all over us in different ways and at different levels, so we want to listen like Mary to Gods promptings. Pray for us +CProwse #wyd19 #holyspirit
— CG Catholic (@CGCatholic) January 23, 2019
World Youth Day Update: It was a day of reflection and excitement as the pilgrims had their first glimpse of Pope Francis after a celebratory Mass with Father Namora Anderson. #WYD2019 #WorldYouthDay #Panama2019 pic.twitter.com/WJPwvLqtwF
— Catholic Education Archdiocese Canberra & Goulburn (@ceacg) January 24, 2019
Photos courtesy Luke Donnelly and members of the pilgrims from the Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn – including Catholic Education Canberra-Goulburn and the Archdiocesan Youth Ministry. Also, we’ve added STACKS MORE photos to yesterday’s blog. Have a look!