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9th National Pilgrimage of the International Movement of Catholic Students Ukraine

The 9th National Pilgrimage of IMCS was held on the 27th to 29th of April 2018. The theme of the Pilgrimage was LITURGY IN THE LIFE OF THE CHRISTIAN. The guest speaker is Prof. Przemysław Nowakowski, CM. Members of the IMCS arrived to kharkiv from the following cities of ukraine – Poltava, Kyiv, Sumy, Vinitsya, Dnipropetrovsk, Chernivsti, Ivano-Frankivsk, Uzghorod, Odessa, Lviv, and Zaporozhye. This year Pilgrimage witnessed the presence of many Indian students. Also Fr. Grzegorz Pawel Podolowski, working with students in Chernivsti accompanied them to the Pilgrimage.

The conference commence on Saturday, 28th April 2018 at 10.30 am. The guest speaker thrilled the students in a unique manner that kept them attentive and captivated. He remarked that the Sacred Liturgy is not a tool of evangelization. Rather evangelization should direct Christians to the Sacred Liturgy. The Mass of the Pilgrimage witnessed the liturgical singing from Africa and Asia. In addition, the Award of Excellence to deserving students were awarded during the mass. A new executive of IMCS was appointed with Allwin Jenifer D’Souza emerging as the first Asian president of IMCS. The Social part of the Pilgrimage commenced in the evening with a display of talents from participating cities. The pilgrimage ended on Sunday with the holy mass celebrated by Fr. Grzegorz Pawel Podolowski.

Anthony Ekpunobi, CM


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