MANILA, Philippines – The Catholics Bishop Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has announced that Friday, March 14, 2014 would be the deadline for applications to the Asian Youth Day (AYD). This year, the AYD would be held in South Korea and 29 countries would be joining this momentous event.
Before South Korea’s Catholics became more than 5 million strong members, the faithful members have suffered persecution tremendously for their faith. In the 18th and 19th century, more than thousands of Catholics died. The event would, therefore, not only honor the youth but the older generation of Korean Catholics, as well.
According to CBCP, there are only 100 slots available for the Philippine delegation. Selected delegates would have to pay US$298 as registration, and US$500 airfare for the Manila-Incheon-Manila trip.
The Asian Youth Day is scheduled from August 10 to 17. The Pope would be in South Korea on August 14 to 18 for the beatification of 124 South Korean martyrs, and is expected to drop by the AYD event.
On March 19, the Episcopal Commission on Youth (ECY) would publish the final list of official delegates.
Watch the Asian Youth Day (AYD) video below, courtesy of Ralph Deo Ponce·