The World Youth Day held in Panama from the 22 to 27 January 2019, was the 16th of its kind. This time the religious congregations, both men and women, had been given a great opportunity to demonstrate the diversity of religious charisms in the Church. Some Oblates of the Latin American region, who are actively engaged in vocation promotion, created an international vocational team and participated in the event, representing the Congregation. It consisted of three Mexicans, a Venezuelan, a Brazilian and also a ‘Polish-Mexican’ Fr. Marcin ŁĄCKI, who comes from the province of Poland, but serves in the province of Mexico.

However, there were many Oblates and Oblate youth from different Units around the world like Australia, Zambia, South Africa, Madagascar, Poland, Germany, Spain, Canada, USA, Mexico, Guatemala, Bolivia, Peru, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Haiti, Cuba, Colombia, Venezuela, Congo and Guinea-Bissau.