Zimbabwe’s Bishop of Gweru Diocese, Bishop Xavier Munyongani, responsible for Zimbabwe’s National Catholic Youth Council, challenged over three thousand youths gathered at Kutama College in Chinhoyi Dioceses for the second National Catholic Youth Congress to act justly, be benevolent and humble.
Addressing the multitude, the prelate expressed his joy at seeing the young people. He stressed his hope for a better Church of tomorrow.
The national youth congress is held once every 4 years.
The Chinhoyi congress ran from the 17 to the 20 of August under the theme, “The mighty one has done great things for me, holy is his name.”
In a music filled homily, Bishop Munyongani encouraged the young people to practice the Catholic faith with respect and decency. He challenged them to act justly, love goodness and walk humbly with God.
“You have to work together to get closer to God and to get closer to each other,” said Bishop Munyongani.
The National Youth Chairperson, Tendai Karombo encouraged the entire youth body to live and look in gratitude of the good things the Lord has done in their lives.
“Like Mary, we have to look at all the things that the Lord has done and praise his name. We also want to shift our focus and look at Mary the Mother of God, as she was entrusted to us by Jesus.” Said Karombo
During this year’s congress, participants engaged in various discussions and activities which included sporting activities, talks, presentations on youth participation on national issues, and young people’s challenges in today’s world.