CHRISTIAN YOUTH TO CELEBRATE ECUMENICAL JUBILEE IN
PARIS, (ZENIT.org).- In preparation for World Youth Day, the "Chemin Neuf" community has
organized three international meetings of an ecumenical character, which will be held from August
9-13, with the participation of some 7,000 youths.
The first meeting will be in the Abbey of Hautecombe, in the French region of Savoy. Some 2,000
youths from Latvia, Egypt, France, Lebanon, Mexico, Germany, and Martinique are expected to
attend. The second meeting will be held in Prague, with the participation of Slovak, Czech, French,
Polish, German, and Ukrainian youth. The third meeting is scheduled in Italy, between Perugia and
Assisi, where 5,000 youths from the Philippines, Poland, Hungary, Canada, Mauritius, and Reunion
Island will gather.
The youths will arrive in Rome on August 16 for the opening of the 15th World Youth Day. The
following day they will meet for a prayer vigil, and hear Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa preach.
During the Youth Jubilee, the "Chemin Neuf" international ecumenical choir will perform on August
17 on the Spanish Steps in Rome, in the context of activities organized by the "Incontragiovani"
("Meet Youth") initiative. Every summer the "Chemin Neuf" choir, which gave its first performance
in the Basilica of Montmartre during the 1997 World Youth Day in Paris, organizes evangelization
shows with actors and musicians.