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Botswana, Eswatini, South Africa Approve “Mini World Youth Day” for December 2020

PRETORIA , 01 February, 2020 / 4:45 AM (ACI Africa).-  As youths around the world prepare for the next World Youth Day to be held in Portugal in 2022, Church leaders in Botswana, Eswatini, and South Africa have “approved in principle” the plan to have a Mini World Youth Day (MWYD) proposed for December 2020 in Pretoria, the administrative capital of South Africa. In a statement signed by the Liaison Bishop for Youth in the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC), Stanisław Jan Dziuba and SACBC Youth Chaplain, Fr. Mthembeni Dlamini, the leaders indicate…

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Mini World Youth Day 2020 in Pretoria: 09-13 December.

    As we talk about Mini World Youth Day good memories of Durban come back. Once more the Catholic Church gives young people an opportunity to reflect upon their identity and role in the world of today. As a young person in South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland and other neighboring countries, grab this experiential opportunity of joining other young people. These are the days of grace for you to attain that hope and courage of going beyond what is obvious and see the beauty of life. Gauteng you are the…

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SA Youth Day 2020 In Pretoria

Southern Africa’s third Mini World Youth Day will be held in Pretoria from December 9-13, with the formal approval of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC). The last Mini World Youth Day (MWYD) was held in Durban in December 2017. More than 1000 young people from South Africa, Botswana and eSwatini attended. “We are grateful to the bishops of the SACBC for granting another chance for this pilgrimage to take place,” said SACBC youth chaplain Fr Mthembeni Dlamini CMM. “We invite all youth and young adults of our conference…

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The Mini World Youth Day 2020 is here!

by Lesego Zikhali Few days ago the MWYD 2020 Pretoria was announced. The gathering is coming again this December after the bishops’ deliberations. When the news broke on Monday evening (27/01/2020) every young catholic person seemed so excited on the social media. But the question is do we take pride in our faith or are we there to mess up with our opportunities given by the church? And what difference can we bring to the church, because we always complain about opportunities? Nonetheless, the bishops are giving us the opportunity…

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Pope Francis’ Message

Dear friends,   The publication took place today of Pope Francis’ Message for the 35th World Youth Day which this year will be held at the diocesan level on the theme: “Young man, I say to you, arise!” (Lk 7:14).   The document is available in various languages on the Vatican website and on our website at:   http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/messages/youth/index.html   http://www.laityfamilylife.va/content/laityfamilylife/en/news/2020/_giovane–dico-a-te–alzati-.html   We ask you to make the Message known in the dioceses, parishes and youth groups in your country (or in your movement, association or community) so that it can be part of…

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Mini-World Youth Day! 2017

DURBAN 2017  After the first successful Mini World Youth Day held in the Archdiocese of Johannesburg (Don Bosco Youth Centre), the Bishops of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference –SACBC made a resolution to have another Mini World Youth Day.  Dioceses were required to bid to host the event. The bid was awarded to the Archdiocese of Durban to host the event.  There was a significant increase in attendance from the last MWYD in Johannesburg. The MWYD in Durban was attended by 3750 of young people from all the 29…

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Mini-World Youth Day! 2015

Mini-World Youth Day! 2015 Mini World Youth Day registration is closing soon, with the target date for young people to book their spots being August 31. The Youth Day, a five-day gathering which will be held in Durban from December 6-10 at the Durban Exhibition Centre and surrounds, will bring together young people between the ages of 18 and 35 years from Southern Africa, to unite and celebrate their faith. Registration has also been opened up to three additional countries outside the pastoral region of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’…

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