Vatican City, Oct 3, 2018 / 03:02 am
Pope Francis began the Synod on young people Oct. 3 with a homily calling for the Holy Spirit to renew hope and dynamism in the Church.
Hope can "broaden our horizons, expand our hearts and transform those frames of mind that today paralyze, separate and alienate us from young people," said Pope Francis.
The Synod of Bishops commenced its fifteenth ordinary general session with Pope Francis asking to begin the assembly "anointed by hope."
"Hope challenges us, moves us and shatters that conformism which says, 'it's always been done like this,'" he continued.