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Filipino youth set to attend World Youth Day event in Panama

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By Christina Hermoso

As the local Church observes the Year of the Youth, at least 70 young Filipinos are set to attend this year’s World Youth Day gathering in Panama City, Panama from Jan. 22 to 27.

Pope Francis passes near a group of Filipino pilgrims waving a Philippine flag during the 2016 World Youth Day in Poland.  (Roy Lagarde cia CBCP/ MANILA BULLETIN)

Pope Francis passes near a group of Filipino pilgrims waving a Philippine flag during the 2016 World Youth Day in Poland.
(Roy Lagarde cia CBCP/ MANILA BULLETIN)

Rev. Fr. Conegundo Garganta, executive secretary of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines – Episcopal Commission on Youth, said they are expecting more delegates to register for the upcoming event which carries the theme “I am the servant of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word” (Luke 1:38).

“We are expecting at least 250 Filipino delegates to the international celebration of faith and the youth,” Garganta said.

Church leaders and priests will be accompanying the young Filipino delegates including Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, Bishops Daniel Patrick Parcon of Talibon, Patrick Buzon of Bacolod, and Antonio Tobias of Novaliches.

Then Pope now Saint John Paul II established World Youth Day in 1985. Held every three years, the first gathering was held in Rome, Italy in 1986. The Philippines hosted WYD in 1995, the first time for an Asian country to host the event which was attended by Pope John Paul II.

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