Presidents from seven countries attending the closing Mass of World Youth Day in Panama

Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

The presidents, Jimmy Morales of Guatemala, Juan Orlando Hernandez of Honduras, Salvador Sanchez Ceren in El Salvador, Carlos Alvarado from Costa Rica, Ivan Duque of Colombia, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa of Portugal, and the host, Juan Carlos Varela of Panama, They participated in the closing Mass of World Youth Day, officiated by Pope Francisco, in the Campo San Juan Pablo II in Metro Park.

According to the Panamanian Foreign Ministry, no bilateral meetings between the leaders were held, because his presence was due solely to his participation at Mass.

This is the third edition of the World Youth Day to be held in Latin America, after those held in Argentina and Brazil, in 1987 Y 2013, respectively.