ASIA/HONG KONG - "We are all missionaries": the way of WYD in Hong Kong sponsored by the Youth Pastoral Commission of the Diocese begins

Monday, 4 February 2013

Hong Kong (Agenzia Fides) - "We are all missionaries": with this invitation the way of the youth of the Diocese of Hong Kong has begun, sponsored by the Youth Pastoral Commission of the Diocese, towards World Youth Day to be held in Rio de Janeiro from 23 to 28 July 2013. According to a report in the weekly newsletter of the Diocese of Hong Kong Kung Kao Po, more than 200 people took part in the Eucharist celebrated for the occasion last January 27 at the Church of San Francesco. The Secretary of the Pastoral Commission emphasized that "the main theme indicated by the Pope - Go therefore and make disciples of all nations! - is strongly linked to the mission. The faithful, especially the young, should renew themselves and dedicate themselves to the mission in the spirit of the pioneer missionaries," he said. About thirty young people of Hong Kong will be part of the official delegation that will travel to Rio. The other diocesan youth will take part in the various activities organized in parishes always in communion with the Day. The celebration of this Day, said the pastoral secretary of the Commission "encourages young people to take the responsibility of their mission, respond to social and ecclesial needs and respond to God's call by bringing the Gospel to all." (NZ) (Agenzia Fides 04/02/2013)