2007-03-01 15:12:50

Pope Benedict to meet youth via satellite linkup

(01 Mar. 2007) : Pope Benedict XVI will meet on 10th March via satellite transmission with university students from Europe and Asia, to discuss cooperation between Europe and Asia. The theme of the event is "Intellectual Charity, Path for New Cooperation between Europe and Asia." The linkup will begin at 4 p.m. Rome time and be hosted from Paul VI Hall. During the event, the Holy Father will symbolically pass on to the students Pope John Paul II's apostolic exhortations "Ecclesia in Europa" and "Ecclesia in Asia," documents featuring the conclusions of the two continental synods of bishops. The meeting will end with the young people joining Pope Benedict XVI in praying the rosary.

Apart from seven European countries the youth will be linked-up with four Asian countries. In Kolkatta the youth will meet with Archbishop Lucas Sirkar in the Crypt of the House of the Missionaries of Charity, next to Mother Teresa’s Tomb. In Islamabad -Pakistan the youth will meet with Bishop Anthony Lobo, in the University Chapel of Ave Maria College of Rawalpindi. In Hong Kong, they will meet with Cardinal Joseph Zen, in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and in Manila, the Philippines, the youth will meet with Cardinal Gaudencio Rosales, on the campus of St. Thomas University. The Vatican Television Center will broadcast the event.

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