Philippine Youth Day to be held in Zamboanga del Sur

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By Antonio M. Manaytay (SunStar Philippines)

ZAMBOANGA del Sur will be the host for this year’s Philippine Youth Day scheduled on November 6-10.

The five-day gathering will bring together young people from all the dioceses of the archipelago.

The national meeting returns to Mindanao after 11 years, the last one was held in 2006 in Davao City.

The registration of the youth of the various dioceses has just started.

“My hope is that the youth day brings and allows to meet young people from different places in order to become aware and to say to the Church and to the world how beautiful, precious and vital our youth is. Young people participate with the desire to know God better and become pilgrims to share with others the relationship with him,” said Archbishop of Zamboanga Romolo De La Cruz.

De La Cruz welcomed the upcoming event with joy.

The youth day is organized by the Commission for the Youth Ministry of the Episcopal Conference.

Mark Anthony Saavedra, coordinator of the Youth Ministry in the Archdiocese of Zamboanga, said the local church is excited to host the event.