Some 500 Indian youth WYD bound
This was a national initiative launched by the Commission for Youth of the Catholic Bishops Conference of India (CBCI) in collaboration with the Indian Catholic Youth Movement (ICYM) and Youth Activ8 Foundation under the chairmanship of Mgr Leo Cornelio, archbishop of Bhopal.
Prior to the World Youth Day in Sydney the delegates will take part in a cultural exchange programme, including a social work project experience, living with host families in New Zealand and Australia. Thus they will be able to learn about Catholic life “down under”.
In a press statement the CBCI noted that “the programme is expected not only to enrich the delegates spiritually but also broaden their horizons so that they can contribute towards the development of their motherland.”