Hundreds of the world’s native young people will meet from January 17-21 in the World Meeting of Indian Youth (WMIY), on the threshold of the 2019 World Youth Day (WYD) in Panama.
From the ancient richness of their cultures, the members of several native communities are responding to Pope Francis’ invitation to be grateful for the history of their peoples and courageous in face of the challenges that emerge.
The WMIY arose as an initiative of the National Commission of Indigenous Pastoral Care (CONAPI) in 2016. During an indigenous pastoral meeting in Chiapas, Mexico, the members of the Amazonian communities wondered how

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