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Philippines kicks off National Youth Day celebration

MANILA (UCAN/CBCPNews): At least 15,000 young Catholics attended the first day of this year’s National Youth Day celebrations held from April 23 to 28 in the central Philippine province of Cebu.
 
Delegates were welcomed on April 24 at the Cebu City Sports Complex, by Archbishop Jose Palma of Cebu, who arrived at the venue astride a big motorcycle. He told them that to “trust in the memory of God and his memory is not the hard disk that saves and archives all our data.” 
 

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Thousands walk for life

MANILA (UCAN):  People turned out in their thousands as they came out strongly against what they described as threats to life in rallies held in major cities across the Philippines on February 24. 
 
Among the issues raised were drug-related killings, a proposal in Congress to legalise divorce and changes to the constitution.
 
In Manila, Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle led priests, religious, and lay people in an early morning Walk for Life around the capital’s Rizal Park.
 

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