The new Jesuit novices chosen in keeping with the Jesuit mission of doing things “for the greater glory of God”, are set to enter the Sacred Heart Novitiate in Novaliches in Quezon City.
The figure could be higher as many children are not registered at birth. Most of them live in rural areas, though poverty is increasing in cities too.
Besides church activities, the structures would serve as evacuation centres in times of calamities.
The participants at the event promised to work together for justice, peace and a development that sustains all especially the poorest and most excluded.
One of the few children in her village to complete their high school education, Myint Myint Maw, is well aware of the advantages that education brings.
Hundreds of children roam around the Varanasi railway station, of which many are sexually exploited by tourists or fall victims of drug abuse, that sees more than 300,000 passengers daily.
Father Angnel Fernandez Artime succeeds Father Pascual Chávez Villanueva, who has been the head of the congregation for 12 years since his election in 2002.
32 young Catholics aged 17-34 planned this year’s rally, themed The Joy of the Gospel, following their experience at the annual SOW programme.