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Philippines: Youth Cross, St. John Paul II Relic Embark on Pilgrimage

The National Youth Cross is making its way across the Philippines for the second time along with the relic of Saint John Paul II, CBCP News reported January 13, 2019.

It left Manila on that day and through the rest of the year until November 20 will be displayed in different parishes across the country.

The pilgrimage is one of the highlights for the Year of the Youth, which is part of nine-year preparation for the 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines that will be celebrated in 2021.

Dozens of people turned out for the send-off Mass in Manila presided over by Fr. Conegundo Garganta of the Episcopal Commission on Youth (ECY).

“We encourage all people to receive these important symbols of faith and open their hearts to the Lord,” said Garganta in his homily.

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