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Young Christians Must Be Modern Day Prophets: Pakistani Church
Thursday, October 12, 2017, 17:29 (IST)
The church in Pakistan urged young Christians to be modern day prophets, taking missionary calls seriously and reaching out to people departing from faith and those in the clutches of bad society and satanic works.
During a youth retreat held by Jesus Youth Pakistan (JYP) at Karachi from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, Bishop Samson Shukardin said, "Take up your missionary calls to strengthen young Catholics in faith especially the family life, the culture of divorce and separation is a modern day threat for the Church, I encourage Jesus Youth to take it as a mission and train your young people and married couples to live this sacrament and follow the Church teachings."
"I appreciate the good works of the Jesus Youth Pakistan, especially their dedication and enthuse in organizing live-in retreats," he added, according to Pakistan Christian Post.
The retreat entitled 'JOY', had welcomed attendees from Diocese of Hyderabad too, totaling up to 52 people.
Shukardin, who is also the chairperson of the Catholic Laity Commission, said church needs devoted laypersons to support the church ministries.
He advised the attendees to be part of their parish ministries in obedience to their parish priests and catechists.