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Youth Ministry and Missionary Animation South Asian Delegates Meet

By INS Correspondent
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Shillong, Nov. 8. Shillong 7th November: The regional meeting of the delegates for Youth ministry and Missionary animation of South Asia animated by the Youth ministry and Mission Departments from Rome took place at Don Bosco Provincial house Shillong from the 3 -6 November 2019.
Father Paul O Lyngkot the Provincial of Shillong welcomed and felicitated Father Fabio Attard - General Councilor for Youth Ministry, Father Basanes Guillermo - General Councilor for Missions, Father Patrick - member of the Youth Ministry team, Fathers Martin and M.C. George - Members of Mission Department and Fathers Maria Charles and T.J Francis - DBYA Coordinator and Missions Coordinator of South Asia region respectively.  

Father Fabio invited the gathering to enter into the post synodal Apostolic Letter, Christus Vivit by Pope Francis. The document concentrates on the young and Youth Ministry with in the Church. He mentioned that it is very much Salesian in nature and content. He introduced the participants to group work on the document with a special focus on Chapters 5,7,8 and 9. He also mentioned that Pope Francis' writings are not merely simplistic but carry depth of wisdom.

On Day two, Father Fabio animated on Discernment and Salesian accompaniment basing on part 2 of the Final document of the synod and Christus Vivit.

The Final day was spent in view of the forthcoming GC28. As per the directive of the moderator Father Maria Charles requested the provinces to identify 3 young people and 3 adults who will represent the region in the gathering.

The Youth Delegates of all the provinces presented a report on all the four dimensions of the activities carried out in their own respective provinces and was then the report was submitted to Father Maria Charles. Father Robert Simon (National Youth Delegate - India) animated on the light of the Salesian Youth Movement and urged all the participants to strengthen the SYM in all their respective provinces. Father Patrick and Father Martin Lasarte the Members of Mission Department - Rome, then animated the gathering through group discussions on the various themes of the Provincial Chapters held in different Provinces.
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