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Kaohsiung to mark special birthday

Diocese reveals activities to celebrate Taiwan centenary

Kaohsiung to mark special birthday
Archbishop Peter Liu Cheng-chung of Kaohsiung speaks at the press conference reporter, Kaohsiung

March 31, 2011

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The Catholic Church in southern Taiwan has announced a series of celebrations and prayer activities for the Republic of China’s centenary this year. Kaohsiung diocese, which is also commemorating its own 50th anniversary, has issued a special prayer for the nation and its people and has asked all Catholics to recite it every day. The celebrations, revealed at a press conference yesterday, include a thanksgiving concert in June, an outdoor concert for youths and an aboriginal carnival in July, as well as a large prayer gathering at the historical Wanchin Minor Basilica in December. Lin Shu-chuan, vice director of Kaohsiung city’s Civil Affairs Bureau, confirmed the Church’s activity plan at the press conference. “Religious belief is a significant force to stabilize society, as it can inspire people’s mercy and love,” she said. Wu I-cheng, a city lawmaker, called on people to pray for blessings. “Religious believers respect God, maintain a harmonious relationship with nature and reflect over the meaning and direction of life,” he noted. Archbishop Peter Liu Cheng-chung of Kaohsiung said preserving and carrying forward Taiwan’s beautiful land, people, democratic values and traditional cultures needs everybody’s effort, so that the next generation will have a future of hope and vision. The 60-year-old prelate pledged the Church will also extend and improve its service to children, youth, women, indigenous people, the elderly and the public over the next 100 years. TA13813.1647
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