Vatican City, Mar 14, 2018 / 23:17 pm
As the pre-synod gathering on youth approaches, Vatican organizers are inviting young people around the globe to join in the discussion through Facebook groups in six different languages.
The 2018 Synod of Bishops on Youth, Faith, and Vocational Discernment will take place this October, but a pre-synod meeting with 315 young people from around the world will take place in Rome from March 19-24.
"With this path the Church wishes to listen to the voices, feelings, faith and even the doubts and critiques of the youth," Pope Francis said in announcing the pre-synod event.
The goal is to hear from youth worldwide about their lives, situations and challenges, in order to prepare for the gathering of bishops on the topic this fall.