Zagreb, 22 March 2010 - Last Saturday, 20 March 2010, during the Fifth “Way of the Cross” for Croatian youth, the archdiocesan Caritas organisation will present the “Zero Poverty” campaign to youth attending this act of worship.
On the occasion of 2010 – European Year to Combat Poverty and Social Exclusion, young people will participate in the ‘Way of the Cross’ and will listen to a presentation about the objectives of the “Zero Poverty” campaign hence raising awareness and motivating institutions and individuals to become involved in the battle against poverty in Croatia and Europe on the whole.
It is expected that about 1500 young people will participate in the “Way of the Cross” - walking in prayer over a 28 kilometres track between the towns of Lipovac and Otok. The entire gathering will be informed and asked to join the “Zero Poverty” petition.
Apart for that each participant will be given a sticker for walking sticks – symbolising the cross which will help them on their walk – and “Zero Poverty” imprinted on the stickers. They will all be given a “Zero Poverty” badge to wear during the walk.
Đakovo-Osijek Archdiocesan Caritas
Tel: ++ 385 31 814 536