Warsaw, Poland, Oct 8, 2018 / 11:01 am
About 40,000 young people gathered Saturday at the National Stadium in Warsaw to pray for the synod of bishops taking place in Rome this month.
The 12-hour gathering on Oct. 6 included prayer, conferences, and testimonies, as well as concerts and artistic shows, according to a release from the Polish Bishops' Conference.
The Oct. 3-28 synod is focused on young people, the faith, and vocational discernment, and bishops from Poland have been participating in the synod in Rome since it began last week. Some of the topics of discussion the Polish bishops have participated in include intergenerational relationships, social media, sport, and pastoral care.
Organizers said Youth at the Stadium was the largest meeting of young people being held during the synod.