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PHILIPPINES - ASIAN YOUTH DAY
70 Filipino youth headed for Hong Kong to join Asian Youth Day
The Bishops' Conference of the Philippines has announced the imminent departure of 70 youth to Hong Kong for the fourth Asian Youth Day. This year, the event is expected to draw more than 1000 youth and its focus is: "Youth, Hope of Asian Families."
Filipino Catholics prepare for the fifth Asian Youth Day
From November 26 to 27 over 2500 will gather in Imus near Manila for the fifth Asian Youth Day. Prayer vigils and formation courses have been organized by various delegations to better prepare themselves for the event. Now in its fifth edition, the AYD has for years been an opportunity for young people to understand the importance of the Catholic faith in countries with severe political, social and religious problems.
28/07/2006 HONG KONG ASIAN YOUTH DAY
Card. Zen marks AYD opening with warm welcome
The bishop of Hong Kong was speaking to 200 families who will host around 1000 Asian youth in the territory for the fourth Asian Youth Day. He called the families to mutual understanding and tolerance in the name of the Church, "a large universal family".
31/07/2006 HONG KONG CHINA ASIAN YOUTH DAY
Card.Zen: "Beijing banned Catholic youth from joining us"
The cardinal yesterday accused four Chinese provinces of not giving Catholic youth permission attend Asian Youth Day, considered by Beijing to be "an anti-China event".
03/08/2006 HONG KONG ASIAN YOUTH DAY
Asian youth urge families to bear witness to the Gospel
The conference's draft mission statement is released today. Its key topic is the family, source of strength for young people. For the first time young Turkmen participate in the even. Young East Timorese are however prevented from coming by their country's internal strife.
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