Although other countries might not share the pastoral difficulties caused by interreligious marriages, Indian priests observed that “this is a big issue in Asia because we are a minority.”
The prelate said he was privileged not only to listen to the debates and interventions, but also to address the assembly.
The seminary opened the new Academic Year 2014-2015 on Oct. 1, at a meeting chaired by Archbishop Pierre Nguyen Van Tot, the Apostolic Nuncio in Sri Lanka.
The priest says some corporates are just using rehabilitation work for their own business interest.
Bishop Julius S. Tonel is slated for the opening remarks and Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, Cardinal Gaudencio B. Rosales, will look back to Pope Paul VI’s Pastoral Visit to the Philippines in 1970.
Now on its eighth year, the activity will be hosted by DOP’s Vicariate of Sta Rita de Cascia.
Two special prizes were given to the ‘Catholic Solidarity for Environment’ of Incheon Diocese and ‘House for Women in Changwon’.
To achieve his objectives, the prelate calls for a "review of the catechesis", which has to be "re-visited" to ensure that youth "know why they believe" and be "convinced of their faith".