PH youth urge Pope Francis: ‘Hear our true story’
In an open letter to the Catholic leader, a nationwide coalition of youth groups details the challenges faced by Filipino youth, from the peace process and disasters, to corruption in government
MANILA, Philippines – A day before the arrival of Pope Francis in Manila, a nationwide coalition of youth groups asked the pontiff to listen to the Filipino youth’s story and give guidance in helping solve problems in the country.
In an open letter to the Catholic leader on Wednesday, January 14, the group led by the Student Christian Movement of the Philippines (SCMP) detailed the challenges faced by Filipino youth, from the peace process and disasters, to corruption in government.
“The youth in the countryside and the provinces continually suffer from landlessness and backward agricultural processes, a situation perpetuated by landlords who have remained vastly powerful both politically and economically” the youth groups said.
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