Thursday was the first full day of the Catholic Church’s 7th Asian Youth Day (AYD7) that is taking centre stage in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, on the theme “Joyful Asian Youth! Living the Gospel in Multicultural Asia.” The continental level rally of young Catholics began Wednesday evening with an inaugural Mass at the city’s Jogja Expo Centre, followed by the official opening ceremony. There are over 2000 participants from 21 Asian countries at the Aug. 2-6 AYD.
Well, Vatican Radio’s Stefano Lesczynski who is in Yogyakarta, went about among the young participants on the opening day, Aug. 2, to find out about the mood at the ground level. He spoke to 3 young people from Malaysia, Pakistan and Brunei.