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Bosnia Herzegovina: closer to Cracow. On May 28th, “Youth Day” at the sanctuary of Komušina

The young Catholics of Bosnia Herzegovina are walking towards the World Youth Day. In the weeks before their departure for Cracow next July, the Youth Pastoral service of the Balkan country is completing the preparations for the “Youth Day”. It will be held on the last Saturday in May, this year the 28th, and will be preceded by a vigil of prayer on Friday 27th May. The chosen venue is the Marian sanctuary of Komušina, in Central Bosnia, home to one of the six Holy Doors opened in the archdiocese of Sarajevo. “In the Holy Year of Mercy – don Šimo Maršic, director of the Archdiocesan Centre for the Youth Pastoral Service John Paul II in Sarajevo and one of the organisers of the event, explained to SIR –, the reflections offered to the young will take inspiration from Pope Francis’ message for the XXXI WYD: ‘Blessed are the merciful because they will be shown mercy’. It will be a good training for the 150 young people of Bosnia Herzegovina who will be going to Cracow, as well as for all those people that for some reason will not be able to go. We expect about 5 thousand of them, from all over the country, and even from the neighbouring countries. Our archbishop, cardinal Vinko Puljić, will support us through the process”. During the two-day event, groups will come to share their experiences from all the dioceses of the Balkan country, “from Mostar and Banja Luka some boys and girls will come to share their experiences as socially engaged people working with the poor or homeless”.

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