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Pope Francis sends message to mark end of Asian Youth Day
The pontiff calls on young Asians to look at the Mother of the Lord, and listen “ever more attentively to God’s call and respond with faith and courage to their vocation.” More than 20,000 Catholics from the island of Java join participants for the AYD’S closing ceremony. The 8th edition is slated for India, in 2020.
08/07/2006 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."
Some 500 Indian youth WYD bound
The young delegates will be accompanied by 14 bishops and 80 priests and religious. Before arriving in Sydney they will experience Australia’s Catholic life staying with host families. Indian bishops are hopeful this experience will help them contribute to their country’s development.
Fr. D'Ambra: education of young path to Islamic-Christian dialogue
The missionary is the founder of Silsilah, a movement for interreligious dialogue in Zamboanga. The formation of young Christians and Muslims open hearts of even more traditionalist Muslims. In 25 years, over 2 thousand young people become active leaders in their communities.
Java: cooperation and dialogue intensifies between moderate Muslims and Christians
Sowing the seeds of tolerance, mutual understanding and a good knowledge of Islam is key to improving relations between the Christian and Muslim communities. In November, an interfaith meeting with students to educate young people to have an open mind.
Christmas anti-Catholic picket called off
The deacon who launched the initiative has had a small message posted on his website to call the picket off. Catholics are still worried: "Thousands of people know about the picket, but few are aware it's been called off".
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