Young Indian Catholics set to participate in the upcoming seventh Asian Youth Day in Indonesia are expecting the event to change their perspectives on faith, reported ucanews.com.
Fr Deepak K.J. Thomas, executive secretary of the Council for Youth of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India, said 84 young people are part of the Indian delegation going to the seventh Asian Youth Day in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, from 2nd to 6th August.
They will join about 3,000 young people from 26 Asian countries in the Indonesian city for the summit, with the theme ‘Joyful Asian Youth: Living the Gospel in Multicultural Asia’.
The Indian participants are mostly youth leaders and aware of “what is happening in the Church, its structure, way of functioning,” said Fr Thomas.
“Interacting with other youths about their role in the Church and ways of working and their exchanging about these experiences will be helpful for their lives,” he said.
Delegation members come from different regions of India and were chosen by their dioceses. All will cover their own costs, Fr Thomas said.
Picture: Young people exercise in Bhopal, India. Young Indian Catholics are set to travel to Yogyakarta, Indonesia, from 2nd to 6th August for Asian Youth Day. (CNS photo/Sanjeev Gupta, EPA).