Taiwan Catholic Youth at the 6th Asian Youth Day in Korea
The first day Pope Francis set foot on Asian soil was on 13 August 2014, Thursday. This event also marked his first apostolic journey to South Korea. He came to beatify 124 Korean Martyrs and to attend the 6th Asian Youth Day where in he expressed the message of "peace and reconciliation on the Korean Peninsula."

On the next day, August 14th, Pope Francis spent his second full day with about 2000 young participants of the 6th Asian Youth Day held at Daejeon Diocese. There were 30 countries participating coming from four different regions of the Asian continent: South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia, and Central Asia. To take part in this event, the local Church of Taiwan sent out 106 young people who were from six different dioceses:

Taipei / Hsinchu / Taichung / Society of Jesus: 33
Chiayi: 21
Tainan / Brothers of St. John : 27
Hualien / Order of Friars Minor: 22
CRBC delegates: 3

On that day, the Taiwanese Catholic Youth had experienced a broader vision of how the Mother Church professes Her faith in Korea. She proclaims the spirit of communion between the local Church and the Universal Church. It is in this spirit that the youth of Taiwan were also amazed to see how young people with different national backgrounds and of different language groups gathered together to pray. In this remarkable gathering, a true testimony of Saint Paul's words to the Colossians was realized. Indeed, in Christ "Here there is not Greek and JewˇK slave, free man, but Christ is all and in all" (Colossian 3:11)

Yes, Jesus Christ is the center of our daily lives. Through faith and love, Christ gathers all people from all nations together, despite their cultural heritage, social status, and political ideas.