Plenary indulgence before the Image of Fatima at WYD Panama
Panama City, January 19th, 2019. Our country will have a historic opportunity to be able to obtain a plenary indulgence before the presence of the first pilgrim image of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima which will be in Panama for World Youth Day that will take place from January 22nd to January 27th, 2019.
The Archdiocese of Panama received the approval from the Vatican Apostolic Penitentiary on January 8th, 2019 in order to be able to obtain the plenary indulgence before the presence of the pilgrim image of Fatima as long as the faithful meet the usual conditions for these circumstances of going to confession, participating at a Mass and receiving the Eucharist, and praying for the intentions of the Holy Father.
Without any doubt, this transcendental approval will produce great spiritual fruit not only at a national level but also worldwide due to the large gathering that WYD has brought since it attracts many young pilgrims from all over the world.
The first historic pilgrim image of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima- carved according to Sister Lucia’s instructions- has not left Portugal since the year 2000.
Once the selection of Panama as the host country of WYD 2019 was made known, a formal request was presented to the rectory of the Shrine of Fatima in order for them to grant authorization for the pilgrim image to be present in the main events of WYD 2019 and in different pilgrim activities in the peripheries, and it was accepted.