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Asian Youth Day live-in program unites young Catholics

Participants of the live-in program visit a Catholic elementary school in Jakarta. (ucanews.com photo)

Katharina R. Lestari, Jakarta and Konradus Epa, Bogor
Indonesia

August 3, 2017

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For Grace Nastiti, a 28-year-old woman from St. Stephen's Parish in Malinau district of North Kalimantan, every live-in program has a different story.

"I have joined live-in programs several times. But this one is so different because we come from different countries and have different cultures," she said.

Nastiti, who works as a nurse at a local hospital, was among 31 young Catholic people from East Asia, Indonesia and the Philippines that participated in a three-day live-in program hosted by the Central Jakarta Deanery of Jakarta Archdiocese and coordinated by St. Paschal Parish in Cempaka Putih.

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