Report by Fr Mari Joseph
Bangalore: Bangalore Archbishop Bernard Moras launched Karnataka Regional Youth Convention website at the Archbishop’s House, on July 20, 2012.
Archbishop, who is also President of the Karnataka Regional Catholic Bishops Council (KRCBC), clicked on by the specially designed website www.yuvajanotsava.kryc.org .
Expressing his joy over the forthcoming Regional Youth Convention – Karnataka YUVAJANOTSAVA, Archbishop Moras urged: “the youth should not hesitate to declare their Catholic identity. Youth must declare their discipleship of the Lord and love the Church.”
Earlier Chairman of the KRCBC Youth Commission Bishop Henry D’Souza in his welcome address introduced the salient features of the website such as online registration facility, and diocese and parish wise data of the entire region.
Bishop D’Souza said that over 1,500 youth leaders from all the parishes of the region will participate in the 3 day convention Sept.28-30 and over 5,000 youth will attend the youth rally on the last day.
Present on the occasion were: Bishop Thomas Vazhapilly of Mysore, Bishop Gerald Isaac Lobo newly appointed first Bishop of Udupi, Bishop Aloysius Paul D'Souza of Mangalore; Bishop Thomasappa Anthony Swamy of Chikmagalur, Bishop Robert Miranda of Gulbarga, Archdiocesan PRO Fr. Anthony Swamy, Fr. Mari Joseph, Karnataka Regional Youth Director, Emmanuel Santhosh, Regional Youth President, Catholic leaders Roy Castelino, JR Lobo, R Colaco and others.
Fr Mari Joseph informed that the registration for the convention was already open and only Catholic Youth of the age group of 15-30, residing in Karnataka may register.
For more information contact:
Regional Youth commission secretary
Post Box 8427, 2nd Cross Da Costa Layout
St. Thomas Town Post
Bangalore 560 084
Mobile: +91 991 689 5261