Many people today are no longer in touch with their conscience, so this Holy Week, they must make time to be alone and listen to their inner feelings.
Organized by the Diocesan Youth Commission, the SPCIY aims to form young people to become “missionaries of the New Evangelization.”
BSM president Lee Min Choon said yesterday that the move was needed as the federal administrative centre, Putrajaya, offered better protection to religious minorities.
Archbishop Bo pointed out the new democratic season, the new freedom of opinion and expression and the new openness to civil society as reasons for hope, calling them "signs of the resurrection".
More than 500 people, Catholic and non-Catholic, living on the edges of society benefited from the various initiatives.
The list also included the British Tamil Forum, the Canadian Tamil Congress and the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam.
The new Penal Code includes archaic sanctions such as flogging and stoning to death, some applicable to non-Muslims also.
A known champion of the poor and the oppressed, Bishop Iñiguez delivered the message during Holy Mass ahead of a protest rally in support of Haiyan survivors at Plaza Miranda on Tuesday.