12/09/2012 21:15

Apostolic Nuncio challenges Rabaul youth

The Apostolic Nuncio to Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, Abp. Santo Gangemi, paid a visit to the Rabaul parish youth leaders gathered at Vunapope for their leadership training program last 4 September in the morning. He told the participants that “the year of faith is around the corner, since it will be opened by Pope Benedict XVI on 11 October this year; it is an opportunity for renewing and rekindling our Catholic faith; and this can be easier for the people of Rabaul and Papua New Guinea following the steps of Blessed Peter ToRot, a faith model of our times”. “This leadership training program is a good start – the Pope’s representative also told the youth - and I urge you to be responsible in your respective parishes with an active participation".

Twenty nine parish youth leaders participated in the program from 2-9 September promoted by Fr. Shanthi Puthussery, Secretary of the Commission for Youth and Laity of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands. (CBC Communications 110912 – giorgiolicini@yahoo.com)