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Names of 3 Aus reps to Int'l Youth Forum announced

The Australian Bishops' Committee for Laity yesterday announced the names of the three young Australians who will represent Australia at the International Youth Forum in Rome from March 31 to April 4.

Following is the media release along with photos of two of the students presently available to CathNews

University students head to Rome for International Youth Forum

Three Australian university students who are leaders in youth ministry will be winging their way to Rome in March to represent the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference at the International Youth Forum.

Daniel Hill, Annaliese Wursthorn and Therese Rodway have been nominated to attend the Forum, which will be held from March 31 to April 4 and is hosted by the Pontifical Council for the Laity.

All three are university students and are looking forward to exploring the theme of the Forum which is Youth and University: witnessing to Christ in the university world.

Therese, who is a third year Theology/Social Welfare student at the Australian Catholic University in Canberra, said she was looking forward to making a positive contribution to the Youth Forum.

"Being at the World Youth Day in Toronto was such an enlivening experience, just being with other young people and being proud that we are young people and we are the Church, and I'm sure this will be a similar experience," she said.

"It's a wonderful opportunity to attend these international events and to see that the Church is everywhere and is alive and healthy.

"It can be hard to remember that sometimes when you're at university here in Australia where religion is not always so prominent in society, and so I hope to be able to bring some of that enthusiasm and vitality back."

Australia's other delegates Daniel Hill and Annaliese Wursthorn attend the University of Sydney and La Trobe University respectively.

ACBC - Bishops Committee for the Laity

30 Jan 2004