The Conference of Catholic Bishops of India has chosen five young people to represent the Church in India at the Pre-Synod Meeting in Rome, scheduled to be held from 18 to 24 March, 2018. Most Rev. Franco Mulakkal, Chairman of the National Youth Commission of the CCBI, stated that Out of the five, two will represent the Sikh and Hindu faiths. There will be about three hundred young leaders from different countries participating in this pre-synod meeting. Holy Father Pope Francis has convoked this pre-synod meeting of young people from around the world to meet and debate the topic “Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment”, which is also the theme of the XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops.
As reported by CCBI, Most Rev. Franco Mulakkal, the Chairman of the National Youth Commission remarked that “We want our young people in India to be aware their existence and work for a harmonious and peace-loving society. Young people are peaceful and compassionate. They are in need of guidance and patient listening. India, being the largest democracy is a young country and the entire world looks up to India.”
Mr. Inderjit Singh will represent the Sikh religion from the Jalandhar diocese, Punjab and Mr. Sandeep Pandey, the Hindu faith from the diocese of Vasai, Mumbai, Maharashtra. Mr. Percival Holt, the National President of the ICYM from the Delhi Archdiocese, Mr. Paul Jose, General Secretary of ICYM from Kottapuram Diocese, Kerala and Ms. Shilpa, the Spokesperson of ICYM from Rourkela diocese, Odisha. These five youth will travel for the Synod to Rome in March 2018 and spend six days discussing issues related to young people.
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