It’s 88 degrees in Panama, and half a million visitors are expected there today for the opening of the International World Youth Day.  When I passed through the airport there recently, on my way home from Guyana, I could see full mode preparations for the arrival of Pope Francis and a great celebration of youth.

If you’re wondering just where Panama is, take a look at its spectacular beauty in this l minute video.    Then see what’s in store for World Youth Day in the Official Promo 2 minute video here.

Finally, check out the schedule of papal events from January 22-27.  Yes, it will end on January 27, feast of our own St. Angela Merici.  So if any of you, our readers, have the joy of being in Panama, please send comments, photos, videos.  We’d love to see and share them.  The rest of us will have to follow events in the news and on TV.  We’re with you in spirit!