Last Saturday, August 12, 2017, Pope Francis appointed the new Apostolic Nuncio in Panama, Archbishop Mirosław Adamczyk, 55. He is a native of Gdansk, Poland, a veteran diplomat and has served as nuncio since 2013 in Liberia, Gambia and Sierra Leone.
Archbishop Adamczyk succeeds Archbishop Andrés Carrascosa Coso, who was appointed Apostolic Nuncio in Ecuador, June 22, 2017.
World Youth Day will be held in Panama from January 22 to 27, 2019. According to custom, Pope Francis announced Panama’s selection at the end of the Closing Mass of the 31st WYD, in Cracow (Poland). More than a million young pilgrims attended.
The main events in 2019 will take place in Cinta Costera Uno, the Panama City park on the Pacific Ocean. The nuncio will be an important participant, working with the Bishops of Panama.