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08 February 2016 – International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking

In the Youth Symposium at the Vatican last year, Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, DD reported about the first International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking, held on 2015 February … [Continue Reading...]

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“Behold the Cross” (Music for Lent)

The Communication Foundation for Asia as part of the Asian Catholic Communicators, Inc (ACCI) is inviting musically inclined youth to the 3rd Liturgical Music Workshop entitled “Behold the Cross” … [Continue Reading...]

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The safety of pilgrims at WYD is very important

The terrorist attacks in Paris raised many questions related to world security, among these at World Youth Day, which will take place next year in Poland. World Youth Day is an event with a … [Continue Reading...]


25-31 July 2016 – World Youth Day

FOR US AND THE WHOLE WORLD Spiritual preparations preceding WYD   Seven months before World Youth Day, for the inauguration of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, the Pastoral Department of … [Continue Reading...]

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A Year of Mercy, and Some Surprises, Outlined by Vatican

VATICAN CITY — Just days before the opening of the Year of Mercy called by Pope Francis, the Vatican has presented new details on the Extraordinary Jubilee. At a Friday press briefing, … [Continue Reading...]


Building Safe Spaces for Girls and Women in the Philippines

The Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) of the Philippines gathered teachers and students from different schools in the City of Manila for a faith and culture dialogue entitled “Building Spaces … [Continue Reading...]

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It’s Our Responsibility: Trafficking in Persons

Human trafficking is a crime. Last 2015 October 17, a seminar-workshop was held in the Audio Visual Room (AVR) of the Don Bosco School, Manila, where national leaders of the Salesian Youth … [Continue Reading...]

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WYD2016 Orientation for Individual Applicant-Pilgrims

Forty-four (44) people attended the two latest orientation sessions organized by the ECY-Philippines, the official delegation of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP)-Episcopal … [Continue Reading...]

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Bishops’ Institute for the Lay Apostolate (BILA) on Youth III

Bishops and other youth ministers (lay, religious and other clergy) from different parts of Asia gathered for the 3rd Bishops' Institute for the Lay Apostolate (BILA III) on Youth last August 03-07 in … [Continue Reading...]

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Bought and Beaten Realities

Last July, the Vatican hosted a meeting with mayors around the world to deliberate on the pressing environmental challenges and how they contribute to the humanitarian crisis in migration and modern … [Continue Reading...]


Interfaith eco-mov’t launched

CBCP News: Quezon City, 2015 Aug 31 – On the eve of the Season of Creation celebration, representatives of the Catholic Church and other Christian denominations on Monday, Aug. 31, temporarily set … [Continue Reading...]

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ECY-Philippines Group Orientation

"ECY-Philippines", the official delegation of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP)-Episcopal Commission on Youth (ECY) to the World Youth Day (WYD) 2016, formally met in the … [Continue Reading...]


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The first-ever IEC Youth Day

Thanks be to God for the 51st International Eucharistic Congress, and the first-ever IEC Youth Day! We congratulate the Archdiocese of Cebu for hosting this gathering in our universal Church!  … [Read More...]

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51st ‎International Eucharistic Congress 2016‬ Statement

We, the disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, gathered to celebrate the 51st International Eucharistic Congress in Cebu City, Philippines (January 24-31, 2016) now relive the beautiful experience of the two … [Read More...]

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“Tolle et Lege” – “Take and read!”

Maybe none of us would have heard of St. Augustine of Hippo, if it were not for these simple words, which God directed to him: “Tolle et Lege” - “Take and read!”. This much was sufficient to start the … [Read More...]

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28-29 January 2016 – IEC (International Eucharistic Congress) Youth Day 2016

To all pilgrims to the IEC Youth Day, maayong pag-abot sa Cebu! The Archdiocese of Cebu, particularly its youth ministry, is excited to welcome you all and accompany you in the program of the IEC Youth Day … [Read More...]


L4 – The Sick for WYD

L4 program L4 – The Sick for WYD *L4 is a commonly used name for a sick leave note This project is concerned with the sick. In this way, we wish to follow the example set by … [Read More...]


Official Hymn for The Holy Year of Mercy

After a 2 month long submission process, wherein 90 composers around the world wrote hymns to be considered for the official hymn of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, the Vatican has chosen British organist and … [Read More...]

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‘Youth Ministry Awareness’ Week kicks off

MANILA, Dec. 10, 2015 – The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP)’s Episcopal Commission on Youth (ECY) opened Wednesday, Dec. 9, the annual Youth Ministry Awareness Week set to run until Dec. … [Read More...]

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Pope Francis: Homily for Inauguration of the Jubilee

  (Vatican Radio) On Tuesday, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Pope Francis solemnly inaugurated the Jubilee Year of Mercy with the celebration of the Holy … [Read More...]

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Pastoral Exhortation for the Jubilee of Mercy and Year of the Family and the Eucharist

    Greetings in our Eucharistic Lord, fount of mercy and foundation of family life!   We are most pleased to share with you this pastoral exhortation of our bishops' conference for the … [Read More...]

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The Pope greets victims of domestic violence and human trafficking, before commencing his eleventh apostolic trip

Vatican City, 25 November 2015 (VIS) – This morning the Holy Father departed for Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic, on the eleventh apostolic trip of his papacy. At 7.15 a.m., before leaving for … [Read More...]

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Year of the Poor (YoP) Culmination with Social Action Network (SAN)

Last year, on October 6, 2014, CBCP-NASSA launched the Year of the Poor (November 2014-October 2015). Series of activities have been held at the National and Diocesan levels to raise more awareness on the … [Read More...]

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The youth minister participants share their experiences from the BILA on Youth III

The Bishops’ Institutes for the Lay Apostolate (BILA) on Youth have been very effective platforms for the bishops and youth animators of Asia to come together to reflect, deepen and interiorize the experience … [Read More...]

Papal Encounter with the Youth Pre-program

Papal Encounter with the Youth – Documentation