A delegation of more than 200 young people from various apostolic movements and dioceses in Angola has arrived in Panama for the Catholic Church’s World Youth Day that starts from 22 January and ends on 27 January. The Angolans have been divided into various groups so that different teams will take turns in leading and animating liturgical, religious, cultural and social activities. They also carried with them various traditional attire, typical of Angola, as well as foods from their country for presenting and sharing during cultural events.
As reported by Vatican news, Director of the national office for the Youth Pastoral Ministry at the Episcopal Conference of Angola and São Tomé, Father Armando Pinho Alberto said that the young people were eager to share their faith and to represent their country with pride.
World Youth Day (WYD) is a meeting of young people from around the world with the Pope. It is celebrated every three years in a different country and continent. The last World Youth Day event was held in Poland, 2016. During the week, young people engage in prayer, vibrant liturgies and Catechism lessons with Bishops from around the world. Since this is a gathering of young people, there are usually concerts, a vigil and a closing Mass with the Pope.