The DOCAT: an instrument for formation

Stefanie Bross
23. January 2019

With the homily given by the Archbishop of Panama José Domingo Ulloa at the opening Mass of the WYD in which DOCAT was presented as a tool for the study of Social Doctrine in Central America, the formation movement that will cover the whole region and will also extend to other Latin American countries was initiated.

The movement of formation in Social Doctrine has had its beginning in the workshops that took place during the previous days in the USMA Universidad Católica Santa María la Antigua where more than 35 leaders from Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Panama, United States were trained with DOCAT to be ambassadors and missionaries of Social Doctrine during and after WYD.

In the stand of the Vocational Fair that DOCAT has maintained every day attended by volunteers from different countries, thousands of pilgrims have signed their promise to start DOCAT study groups. The first to sign was the Archbishop of Panama himself who also put his name on the wall of DOCAT promises. It can be said that the DOCAT has already flooded the WYD and that the young pilgrims have received this gift from the Pope as the best motivation to make this dream of the Holy Father come true.