Fifteen Malawian youths are travelling to Poland this Monday to attend a week old World Youth Day celebrations in which Pope Francis is expected participate.The delegate—led by Bishop Peter Musikuwa, Chairman for the youth apostolate under Pastoral Directorate of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi, have been drawn from secondary schools and colleges and accompanied by two Priests.
In a communication, His Lordship Musikuwa said this is a special time that God has set aside for the youth in the Church to wholly increase their faith amidst all sorts of disturbances encountered every passing day.
He said this year’s World Youth Day whose theme is Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy as taken from Mathew 5:7 will give Malawi’s Catholic Youths an opportunity to learn and share their faith with other Catholic Youths worldwide.
“This year’s World Youth Day is so significant to the Polish Church as well as it attribute to the Founder of the World Youth Day,” he said.
Reacting to trip to Poland,Alinafe Kondwani,a student in journalism at Malawi Polytechnic College said she feels proud to be part of the Malawian youths going for the World Youth Day.
“This is a rear moment to actually meet the Pope and interact with fellow youths from other countries. As a student, I am going to learn a lot from this World Youth Day.I feel proud to be a Catholic honestly,” she said.
World Youth Day is an international Catholic event (festival) focused on faith and youth.This is the second time that Poland is hosting the World Youth Day as it hosted it in 1991.