- Sep 19, 2020
This year’s Asian Youth Day won’t happen, after complications kept India from hosting the event.
Bishop Henry D’Souza told participants of the 7th Asian Youth Day in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, “the greatest challenge before the youth in Asia is to kindle hope in millions in the region who look for a ray of hope to brighten their lives and make their struggles meaningful.”
Thousands of young people hailing from many Asian countries gathered to celebrate Asian Youth Day on July 30. The meeting, modeled on World Youth Day, is an opportunity for participants to stay with local Catholic families and to overcome differences as well as cultural barriers.