Issa Isaac

World Youth Day 1995, Manila: A Call To Conversion

By Issa Isaac

Two weeks before the World Youth Day in Manila, I was asked by Fr Armand Robleza of Don Bosco to be one of the emcees of the Youth Vigil with the Pope. I thought it was just another hosting assignment. I was not aware of the WYD and knew nothing about it.

I grew up in a Catholic family but never really took my faith to heart. I did not know who Pope John Paul II really was. I did not see Sunday Mass as an obligation. I never had any Religion, Theology, Christian Living or catechism classes. I was more of an agnostic than a Catholic.