PANAMA CITY.- At the so-called "Eucharistic Citation" celebrated last Sunday May 14 and presided over by Archbishop José Domingo Ulloa, the official logo of the World Youth Day (WYD) Panama 2019 was presented, which will be held from October 22 to January 27 that year.
This activity is an event organized by the Catholic Church that brings together young people from around the world with the pope. WYD is held annually in every diocese of the world on Palm Sunday, with a main ceremony in Vatican City.
Here is everything you need to know about the Day:
- - Ambar Calvo, a 20-year-old architecture student at the University of Panama, was the winner of the logo contest for the World Youth Day.
- - The logo was chosen from 103 proposals evaluated by a jury made up of specialists in graphic design, marketing and other related professions who selected the 3 best proposals.
- - These options were reviewed by the Executive Committee of the World Youth Day, with the new Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life in the Vatican.
Meaning of the logo
The logo proposed by the student highlights: the Panama Canal, which symbolizes the way of the pilgrim who discovers in Mary the means to meet Jesus; the silhouette of the Panamanian Isthmus, as a welcome place; the Pilgrim Cross; the silhouette of the Virgin in her "Let it be done" and the small white points as a sign of the crown of Mary, and of the pilgrims of each continent.
A dream come true
The student spoke with various local media and television stations and expressed her gratitude to those who supported her in this process of drawing up the logo.
In an interview with TVN Noticias, Calvo said that it was a dream come true.
"When I participated in the previous days, it was like an illusion, but it was possible thanks to the support of my friends and the desire of almost everyone. Truly everything is God's will," she said emotively in front of the cameras.