In 2015, the Pope John Paul II Youth Pastoral Center was first established in Sarajevo, the capital of the state of Bosnia-Herzegovina. It is open to all young people, without distinction as to faith or ethnic origin. It was formally blessed by Pope Saint John Paul II, for whom young people were especially important and who introduced many lasting initiatives for the young, most notably the World Youth Days.
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The Greek-Catholic Diocese of Oradea continues to rejoice at the high number of new priestly vocations. One of the most important factors contributing to this is the intensive family apostolate of the diocese, as it is families who play an active part in Church life and who truly live their faith that provide the most fertile soil for future priestly and religious vocations.
Papua New Guinea is the largest and most populous country in Oceania. It also has one of the most rich and diverse ecosystems on earth and one of the most diverse human societies and cultures, with a total of some 830 different languages spoken. Most of its 5 million inhabitants follow Christianity today, and roughly …
The Diocese of Lisala is one of the oldest and largest Democratic Republic of the Congo, with an area of over 24,000 square miles. Situated in the north of the country, in the Congo basin, it is crisscrossed by the Congo River and its many tributaries.
From 1989 until 2003, Liberia went through one of the bloodiest civil wars on the African continent. To this day, this West African nation has still not fully recovered from it. More than two thirds of the country‘s almost 5 million population still have little faith in a lasting peace.