"We communicate not only with humans and, most importantly, with God but also with the universe, with the universe, we commemorate this communication by planting trees that will provide oxygen for us and the world," said Bishop Sipayaung.
"The main message for Catholic youths at IYD 2023 is "Young Catholics, Arise and Witness!" Bishop said. "It encourages young people to love God and the Church increasingly and want to be involved in building the Indonesian nation by caring for and sharing with others in pluralism and diversity, " said Bishop Bunjamin.
"Let us create a cool, comfortable, and joyful atmosphere for the 11 ASEAN heads of state, their delegations, and all visiting tourists," Said Bishop Siprianus Hormat stated in a pastoral speech on May 6.
"The concept of Eco pedagogy requires genuine efforts from the educators and educational participants “to rethink, re-structure, and re-distribute their daily lifestyles that are in harmony with nature or commensurate with local wisdom," said Father Andre Bisa, the parish priest of St. Francis of Assisi Tentang, Flores, Indonesia.