World Youth Day Panama, Day 6

Following the events of World Youth Day 2019 through the lens of Fr. John McGowan, O.C.D. of London, England.

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Fr. John McGowan, OCD



Up nice and early this morning and set off for the centre of town with Teresa Cavalho, who works for the Bishop’s Conference of England and Wales. It’s a thirty minute journey by taxi. She had a meeting with the Bishops of England and Wales, which I didn’t want to crash. Our Bishops are not staying there; it must be one of the most expensive hotels in Panama. Another national episcopal conference is staying there,  won’t reveal which one, but I don’t think Pope Francis would approve, I’m not sure Jesus Christ would approve for that matter.

I then proceeded to the place where we were to have catechesis and it was there that I had my breakfast; it only cost $4.50. The catechetical centre was the same place we had been for the last three days: San Francis de Calcida Parish. Today I went to the back of the…

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