Seminar held for Catholic youth to boost evangelization

Archbishop Petrus Turang of Kupang led the seminar held in response to the call given by Pope Francis for the World Day of Social communications to boost evangelization.

Indonesia
Jun 09 2014, 1:53 PM
Seminar held for Catholic youth to boost evangelization
Participants gathered for a session of the seminar.

Catholic Bishops' Conference Social Communications Commission last week organized a seminar on new media and evangelization for the young Catholics in the Diocese of Weetbula in the Sumba Island of Indonesia.

Archbishop Petrus Turang of Kupang led the seminar held in response to the call given by Pope Francis for the World Day of Social communications to boost evangelization.

The three-day meeting and discussion that the local Catholic leadership facilitated drew 62 young Catholics from various parishes of the diocese. Some of them - seminarians, students, activists, teachers and nurses - had to travel for over 5 hours from their homes to reach the diocesan pastoral Kotiku Loku centre in the north-western part of Sumba district.

Unlike the young people from cities, the participants who came from the remotest areas of Indonesia were not familiar with computers and the internet.

The main purpose of the workshop was to strengthen missionary communications, to promote social networks and new media. The organizers said that the Indonesian Church promotes seminars and initiatives for "the production of Catholic news, aimed at evangelization."

Source: Vatican Radio

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