Vatican City, Feb 25, 2019 / 11:06 am
The Vatican announced Sunday that Pope Francis will publish in March a post-synodal exhortation on last October's synod on young people, faith, and vocational discernment.
The papal document, for which a title has not yet been announced, will be released March 25 during a papal trip to Loreto, Italy, the location of the Shrine of the Holy House of Loreto, where Pope Francis will present the document to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Loreto is a small town in north-eastern Italy, which since the end of the 13th century has been host to a building which tradition holds is the home where the Virgin Mary was born, raised, and greeted by the Angel Gabriel. The building is said to have been brought to Loreto by angels.
According to new norms promulgated last September to govern synods, the publication of a post-synodal papal document is not required to make a synod's conclusions authoritative, though such documents have traditionally followed synodal sessions.