‘Barkada ni Pedro’ shares World Youth Day events on Facebook
ABOUT 38 Cebuano pilgrims shared their experiences in attending the one week celebration of the World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil that ended yesterday.
During their first day in Brazil, admin M1 posted about the rainy weather at the “Barkada ni Pedro” Facebook page. “Let’s pray that we will have fine weather in the next few days.” , admin M1 said.
The group which posts their activities on the Facebook page named after Cebuano saint St. Pedro Calungsod, attended the opening Mass at Copacabana, Brazil along with other Catholic youths from around the world. They also distributed pins and other religious items showcasing Calungsod to other pilgrims
This year’s event carried the theme “Go and make disciples of all nations.” (Matthew 28, 19). The Bible passage was read by Pope Francis during the opening Mass. On their second day , admin M1 shared their experiences about the catechesis at Colegio da Nossa Senhora da Resurracio with Bishop Acosta of Bangladesh. He quoted Bishop Acosta who told the youth pilgrims not to “allow someone to steal away from us hope” and to “be a “hope” to others. Pope Francis called on the Catholic youth of the world to continue practicing the values that help build a nation and unite a fractured world. Correspondent Michelle Joy L. Padayhag
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