New Pact of the Catacombs for Our Common Home
New Pact of the Catacombs

New Pact of the Catacombs for Our Common Home

Celebration of Mass at St Domitalla Catacombs, Sunday 20 October 2019 Led by Brazilian Cardinal Claudio Hummes, bishops from the Pan-Amazon Synod gathered on Sunday to adopt a new "Pact…

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RIP NZ YCS founder Jocelyn Franklin

RIP NZ YCS founder Jocelyn Franklin

Jocelyn Franklin, who died on 3 October aged 93, helped found the Young Christian Students (YCS) movement in Aotearoa-New Zealand. Bishop Patrick Dunn of Auckland with Jocelyn Franklin After she…

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Uncertainty blights people’s lives

Uncertainty blights people’s lives

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The lives of many young Europeans are characterised by uncertainty, writes IYCW president, Sarah Prenger, at South World. Young people are more often employed with precarious working conditions than older…

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Work for change, Nigerian leaders told
Nigerian YCW

Work for change, Nigerian leaders told

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Archbishop Alfred Adewale Martins of Lagos has commended the zeal of young Nigerian workers, especially the Young Christian Workers (YCW) in their resolve to storm the political arena and wrestle…

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Archbishop Len, a jocist bishop
Archbishop Len Faulkner

Archbishop Len, a jocist bishop

Former Adelaide YCW chaplain, Archbishop Len Faulkner, emeritus of Adelaide Archdiocese and of Townsville diocese died on Sunday 6 May, 2018 at the age of 91. "Archbishop Len, as he…

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Remembering Phelelo Magane
Phelelo Magane

Remembering Phelelo Magane

Former South African YCW leader, Phelelo Magane, who was arrested and imprisoned for six months under the apartheid regime, has died. His death came just two weeks after that of…

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Somyot freed
Somyot with son and daughter

Somyot freed

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Somyot with his son and daughter after release Former Thailand YCW fulltime worker, Somyot Prueksakasemsuk, has been released from prison in Bangkok. He was released on Monday 30 April after…

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Thailand hosts IYCS I-CAFE
IYCS I-Cafe

Thailand hosts IYCS I-CAFE

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The IYCS held its 2nd International Chaplains and Animators Formation Exchange (I-CAFE) in Nonthaburi, Thailand from 7-13 March 2018, writes Althea Gwynne M. Geronilla from IYCS Asia. The I-CAFÉ brought…

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