Youth Synod 2018

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World Youth Day in Krakow, July 2016.

Working document approved for synod on youth

May 9, 2018

By Elise Harris

After a two-day meeting in Rome, the governing council of the Vatican office for the Synod of Bishops approved the... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia speaks at the Vatican, March 25, 2014.

Archbishop Chaput thinks you should read this young Catholic's letter

Apr 19, 2018

In a time of cultural confusion and challenge, youth need clarity and guidance from the Church – and failure to... Read more

Pope Francis at World Youth Day in Poland, July 2016.

Youth say they want a Church that's transparent, up-to-date

Mar 24, 2018

By Elise Harris

At the end of a week-long meeting held at the Vatican, young people from around the world have urged the... Read more

Young people listen to Pope Francis at the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome, April 8, 2017.

US pre-synod delegates: Youth need authentic Catholic witnesses

Mar 22, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

The United States delegates to a pre-synod gathering in Rome this week have said they think young Catholics in the... Read more

People attending Mass with Pope Francis at the Catholic Sanctuary of the Martyrs, Namugongo, Uganda, Nov. 28, 2015.

African youth bring zeal to pre-Synod gathering

Mar 21, 2018

By Elise Harris

Several young people from across Africa have voiced their excitement at being able to participate in the Vatican's pre-synod meeting,... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, Jan. 31, 2018.

Pope encourages young people to ask tough questions at pre-synod launch

Mar 19, 2018

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis opened this week's pre-synod meeting telling youth to hold nothing back and to have the courage to ask... Read more

World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, July 2016.

Vatican encourages youth participation in pre-synod meeting via Facebook

Mar 14, 2018

As the pre-synod gathering on youth approaches, Vatican organizers are inviting young people around the globe to join in the... Read more

Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr of Cincinnati. CNA file photo.

Controversial LGBT event drops 'Catholic' label after bishop's statement

Mar 12, 2018

By Mary Farrow

An event hosted by the University of Cincinnati on faith and the LGBT community has dropped ‘Catholicism’ from its label... Read more

Pre-Synodal meeting at the Holy See Press Office on February 16, 2018.

Youth look forward to sharing hopes, concerns in pre-synod meeting

Feb 16, 2018

By Elise Harris

Ahead of the pre-synod meeting set to take place next month, several young participants voiced excitement to meet with peers... Read more

Panamanian youths attend a prayer vigil at the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome, April 8, 2017.

Youth raise voices ahead of 2018 synod: we want to follow Christ

Apr 11, 2017

By Elise Harris

At a prayer vigil with youth this weekend, Pope Francis said the Church needs to listen to the voice of... Read more