Message from the Archbishop of Panama City on International Youth Day

Monsignor José Ulloa Mendieta dresses Costa Rica’s “La Negrita”
August 3, 2018

Message from the Archbishop of Panama City on International Youth Day

Message from the Archbishop of Panama City on International Youth Day

August 12th, 2018

To commemorate this 12th of August, the International Youth Day, I wish to reemphasize this to the youth of the world that are the present and future that we need to transform the church and society.
Young people: be generous, infuse your joy, your energy, your creativity, and your fortitude into this weary world. Only then can we reclaim hope.
Aware that we cannot do this alone, listen to your elders, drink in their wisdom and then courageously go to the ends of the earth so that we can regain our humanity and ability to serve others.
As the Church, we are making our way to the Synod on Young People and to Panama for World Youth Day, which will be beautiful encounters and moments of Grace where we will be able to share dreams, projects, and a committed plan to build a society of love.
I invite you to run this path with a bold, joyful spirit as those who accept this mission that God has entrusted to you. To be prorated Protagonists, you must not allow yourselves to be dominated, deformed, or objectified. The Church and the world need a faith, rekindled in the hope of a brighter future.
The way is perilous. Do you venture to risk it?