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BURMA: Helping young Catholics nurture the Church of tomorrow

Category: Theological formation

Thanks to you, Catholic youngsters have embarked on fresh initiatives enabling them to help other youths discover Christ and live the Gospel values.

Every year, two young people from each of Burma's 14 Catholic dioceses are selected for 10 months' training, equipping them for mission work over three years. The formation – human, spiritual, leadership and social – has borne rich fruit. Some young people considering vocations to the priesthood and religious life have been on the programme as part of their discernment process.

Aid to the Church in Need has given ongoing help for the Youth Leadership Programme and the bishops wrote back explaining how the young people had flourished after completing the course. For example, John worked at a Catholic school in Mandalay, Cecilia is involved in youth development at a rural parish and Agnes set up an early childhood development programme.

All course graduates have taken part in retreats and spiritual conferences, helping others to find God as well aspersevering in prayer and service to the community. Bishop Peter Louis Caku, who is responsible for youth evangelisation, told us: "This project is really goodand profitable for youth from all over the country." 

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Burma (Myanmar) - Teenagers - Theological formation - Young adults - Youth outreach

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