Youth

  • The Last, the Least and the Lost

    Aug 29, 2014

    During the Aug 8 morning Mass, Bishop Sebastian Francis invited the congregation to join with the young adults, and open their hearts to the Holy Spirit to prepare for mission... the continuation of the mission started by Jesus, not only in Taiping but in the world, for the year 2014.

  • Social networking prayer site holds contest to share faith

    Aug 29, 2014

    The social networking site May Feelings, dedicated to sharing prayers and messages, has announced a new contest to reward the “most original, creative and effective” efforts that challenge youth to share the faith.

  • Nun who won 'The Voice Italy' renews religious vows

    Aug 29, 2014

    Ursuline Sister Cristina Scuccia, the young Italian religious who won the last season of The Voice Italy, renewed her temporary vows of poverty, chastity and obedience on July 29 at one of the congregation’s convents in Sicily.

  • school's multi-faith prayer sessions set example

    Aug 29, 2014

    That morning, Stefani Ditya Kristanti is assigned to lead the daily prayer in front of her. The 12th-grader asks for permission from her peers at the Selamat Pagi Indonesia, or Good Morning Indonesia, High School to lead the prayer according to her Christian faith.

  • Chinese youth moved to tears by Pope’s informal remarks

    Aug 21, 2014

    A young man from Hong Kong was moved by Pope Francis’ off-the-cuff remarks during the opening celebration of the 6th Asian Youth Day, stating that the pontiff spoke to them “heart-to-heart.”

  • Next Asian Youth Day to be held in Indonesia

    Aug 21, 2014

    On Sunday, Aug 18, Cardinal Gracias, the archbishop of Bombay and president of the Federation of the Asian Bishops' Conference, told thousands of young pilgrims gathered at Mass in Haemi, Korea, that the next Asian Youth Day will be held in Indonesia in 2017.

  • Voices from Seoul: Don’t be afraid... Be brave!

    Aug 21, 2014

    Why is Pope Francis coming to Korea? The answer, according to Seoul schoolteacher Angela Park, is evangelization. “I think Seoul is becoming the centre of Asia,” she says, pointing to the popularity of Korean culture in the region.

  • China blocks young Catholics from attending papal Mass; arrests feared

    Aug 21, 2014

    The Chinese government has blocked dozens of young Catholics from celebrating the Asia Youth Day ceremonies in Daejon, South Korea, the AsiaNews service reports.

  • Daejeon, thousands celebrate opening of the Asian Youth Day

    Aug 21, 2014

    Nearly 10 thousand young people, hundreds of Korean flags joined by those of various Asian nations, singing and dancing under a gray sky full of rain.

  • Meeting the Pope was ‘glorious,’ recounts Korean altar boy

    Aug 21, 2014

    A young altar server and his sister who presented flowers to Pope Francis during the welcoming ceremony for his arrival to South Korea reveal that they could hardly contain their excitement.