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John Paul II relic given to 2019 World Youth Day

Vatican City, Nov 20, 2017 / 07:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- At a Nov. 17 ceremony at the Polish Embassy to the Holy See, Ambassador Janusz Kotanski delivered a relic of Pope St. John Paul II to Panama’s Ambassador to the Holy See, Miroslava Rosas Vargas.  The relic […]

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Bishops of Africa, Europe voice hope for upcoming summit on youth

Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Nov 16, 2017 / 12:44 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In preparation for the fifth summit of the African Union and the European Union, the Catholic bishops’ conferences of both continents issued a joint statement of support. “The Commission of Bishops’ Conferences in the European Union […]

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US bishops: Next synod must address disillusioned, indifferent youth

Indianapolis, Ind., Jun 14, 2017 / 03:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Next year’s synod, which will focus on young people, must address their most pressing problems, including indifference and disillusionment, U.S. bishops said at their annual meeting on Wednesday. “The synod indeed comes at a critical time,” Cardinal […]

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Combat the world’s elitism with inclusion, Pope encourages youth

Vatican City, Jun 9, 2017 / 04:31 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis participated in a Google Hangout on Friday with youth from around the world, emphasizing that “everyone has meaning,” even though the world will try to exclude certain people. Combatting a world which promotes elitism and […]

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Youth raise voices ahead of 2018 synod: we want to follow Christ

Rome, Italy, Apr 11, 2017 / 02:21 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- At a prayer vigil with youth this weekend, Pope Francis said the Church needs to listen to the voice of young people, and some of them have responded saying they want to let the world know they […]

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After Krakow, Mary at heart of next World Youth Day gathering

Vatican City, Nov 22, 2016 / 07:43 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Tuesday the Vatican announced the themes for the next three World Youth Day encounters, which are focused on Mary and form the basis of a spiritual journey culminating in the next global encounter in Panama in […]

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What was JPII’s secret to inspiring the youth? His mere presence, secretary says

Washington D.C., Oct 7, 2015 / 03:16 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Ahead of next year’s World Youth Day in Krakow, the long-time secretary for Pope John Paul II explained how the saint inspired a generation even though many never saw him in person. “The thing that was attractive, […]

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With a tap on an iPad, Pope Francis registers for World Youth Day 2016

Vatican City, Jul 26, 2015 / 12:38 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has invited the youth of the world on pilgrimage to World Youth Day 2016–and on Sunday he became the first pilgrim to register himself. “Today we open registration for the thirty-first World Youth Day, to […]

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Another Christian youth is accused over blasphemy law in Pakistan

Lahore, Pakistan, May 28, 2015 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Tension and fear have gripped the Christian community in Lahore, Pakistan's second largest city, after a Muslim mob attacked the community on Sunday when a young Christian man was accused of blasphemy. The city's archbishop, Sebastian Shaw, […]

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Will youth inevitably support same-sex marriage? These activists say nope

Washington D.C., Apr 29, 2015 / 04:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Old and young, gay and straight, marriage defense advocates rallied outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, calling for the institution of marriage to be maintained. Doug Mainwaring was one of those standing up in […]

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