Launch of Online with Saints at World Youth Day Panama
Imagine you could meet and greet a saint, which saint would you choose? The new initiative Online with Saints takes a fully modern approach in helping people (re)discover Catholic Saints as great sources of inspiration. One hundred contemporary questions by young people are answered with the help of the saints, using a printed book, mobile app, videos, and social media. Online with Saints has been developed by the international multimedia initiative Tweeting with GOD, and was launched at World Youth Day Panama.
# Friends of God
Every participant in World Youth Day (WYD) received in their pilgrims’ kit a booklet about the nine patron saints of WYD Panama. It is a sample of the one hundred questions answered in the book Online with Saints, first published in 2019. Many translations are in preparation. Every double page answers a burning question with the help of the saints. Readers are helped to grow in their relationship with God and learn about the faith through the fascinating experiences, challenges, heroism, holiness – but also failures of some of the greatest friends of God. On the first page, Pope Francis encourages young people to discover the saints as friends and companions on their path to God.