Regional pastoral conference organised

GUWAHATI, Sep 1: The annual regional pastoral conference of Northeast India concluded at the Don Bosco Institute here in Assam on Sunday with a resolution to take care of the youths of the region to make the society and the church better.
The three-day conference, which saw the participation of all the bishops, priests, women religious heads and around 150 youths and delegates from the 15 dioceses of the seven NE states, discussed the challenges faced by the youths of the region, besides social media addiction, crisis of faith, lack of positive relationship in the family, unemployment, early marriage, etc.
First secretary to the Apostolic Nunciature in India, Patrick Saw Zay Han, expressed hope that proper measures would be taken to implement the suggestions made during the conference, while archbishop Dominic Jala, the president of the North East Regional Bishops’ Council, called for “an attitude of open-mindedness and a spirit of acceptance among those engaged in the youth ministry.”
Fr Jerry Thomas and North East Regional Youth president Becare Me o Nongtdu called upon those engaged in the youth ministry “to take the youths seriously and tap their immense creative potency.”