World Youth Day is an international event organized by the Catholic Church that focuses on faith and young people. 2019’s event was the 16th event to be held but the first of its kind celebrated in Central America. Here, in Panama City, Machado interviewed event pilgrims and coordinators, attempting to take in as many…
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Journalist Returns to His Homeland for Two Days to Experience the Spiritual Transformations at World Youth Day
Charleston, SC, December 18, 2021 –(PR.com)– In the span of two days, author and New York journalist Armando Machado had a lot to take in. He was returning home to the country of his birth, Panama, where he had not visited for nearly 30 years. But he wasn’t just there to reminisce. The purpose of his trip was much bigger: document and detail the experiences of the pilgrims who were there during the last two days of the World Youth Day Panama 2019. In “Two Days in Panama: Stories of Sacred Awakening,” Machado recounts the profound experience these travelers experienced while in the presence of Pope Francis.