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NZ Pilgrimage to WYD 2019

Twenty Kiwis at the world’s largest gathering of young people, for five days of unmissable experiences including a vigil camp-out with Pope Francis.

"I am the servant of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word."

Luke 1:38

Kiwis arrive in Panama

Yesterday Kiwi pilgrims arrived in Panama and were welcomed by the Parish of Saint James the Apostle in Rio Abajo, Panama City. To say the welcome was warm, energetic and embracing is an understatement!!! Follow us on Facebook at or...

Kiwi Bishop Invited To Lead Catechesis at World Youth Day 2019

The Vatican has requested Bishop Charles Drennan of the Palmerston North Diocese to lead one of the three Catechesis sessions for English speaking pilgrims at January’s World Youth Day in Panama. The topic given to Bishop Charles focusses on Christian service and...

Message to NZ WYD pilgrims from our pilgrim Bishop!

Kia ora tātou, Our great adventure to Panama is now well and truly on the radar screen. I am writing to you on the Feast of Christ the King. Maybe the kingship of Jesus isn’t a term with which we at first feel comfortable but Christ’s kingship is one in which we all...