Second Korean Youth Day
The Second Korean Youth Day (KYD), was held in Uijeongbu Diocese from August 12 to 15, 2010 with the main theme, "Hope in God: Lord, We Look to You" (Is 26,8). The KYD has a significant meaning in the view of offering a new vision to the youth pastoral as it gives the young faithful an opportunity to strengthen their inner life and to establish the base of solidarity.
As the young received grace during the KYD, the Korean Bishops and priests indicated the necessity of the faith day for the young. The KYD became a stepstone for the Asian Youth Day as well as the first step toward holding the World Youth Day in Korea in the future.
It is also deeply meaningful that with the KYD the Church had an opportunity to come to the young in the first place and to put efforts to share faith with them and listen to them.
The Most Rev. Peter Lee Ki-heon, President of the KYD said that the darkness of the reality cannot block the light that the young found in God, and interrupt their hopeful steps.
The Most Rev. Peter Kang U-il, President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Korea, said that the sinful world of hypocrisy and irrationality needs dreams and hopes of the youth.
The next KYD is going to be held in Daejeon Diocese in 2013 with the idea of spirituality of martyrdom.