A special 'Youth Vibes' episode podcasted from Dubai.
Bishops' Consultation Meeting
A long cherished dream of Jesus Youth to have a meeting of Bishops who accompany the movement came alive with the hosting of the first international Bishops' Consultation Meeting. Organised from 21st-23rd April at Dubai, the event drew the participation of 13 Bishops, 4 Archbishops and a Cardinal from various countries along with a few priests and leaders of the movement.
Besides sharing and discussion on different aspects of the movement including its challenges and possibilities, much emphasis was given to reflect, to listen to the Spirit and to each other, and to propose new directions that the movement should take. The active presence and interaction of His Eminence Ivan Cardinal Dias contributed a lot to the success of the meeting.
Bible reflections by Fr. Fio Mascarenhas, presentations by senior leaders like Dr. Edward Edezhath and Manoj Sunny and the partaking of pastors like Fr. Bitaju Mathew, Fr. Thomas Tharayil, Fr. Varghese Chempoly and Fr. Chilton Fernandez were well appreciated by all the Bishops. A final Bishops' statement brought this fruitful time to a close.