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World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, July 2016.

International Youth Forum meets to continue work of Synod

Nearly 250 young adults will meet in Rome this week for the International Youth Forum to discuss how best to... Read more

Pope Francis greets the pilgrims during his weekly general audience in St Peter's square at the Vatican on January 08, 2014. Via Shutterstock.

Pope Francis asks youth for help in ‘preventing atrocities’ of abuse

Pope Francis has called upon young people to be vigilant in the face of “horrible crimes” of clerical sexual abuse,... Read more

October 3, 2018 - The opening day of the 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops.

Synod document calls for ‘participatory, co-responsible’ Church

The final document of the Synod of Bishop’s fifteenth general session was approved by the members and released late Saturday.... Read more

October 3, 2018 - The opening day of the 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops.

Be proactive on sex abuse in Asia, Malaysian bishop tells synod

Catholic leaders in Asia need to be proactive in implementing preventative sex abuse policies, a bishop from Malaysia told the... Read more

October 3, 2018 - Vatican City: The 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops.

What is ‘synodality’? Experts explain

As the 2018 synod of bishops considers a draft text of the meeting’s final document, discussion has turned to the... Read more

Bishops and youth auditors from the synod walk the Via Francigena in Rome, Oct.25, 2018.

Synod bishops and youth delegates pray together along medieval pilgrimage route

As the 2018 Synod of Bishops draws to a close, young people and bishops walked together along a medieval pilgrimage... Read more

Press Briefing during the Synod of Bishops, Vatican City, Oct. 23, 2018.

Cardinal highlights human trafficking and women's issues at synod

Women in Burma are working to end human trafficking, Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon said Tuesday. The cardinal called... Read more

Fr. Arturo Sosa, Superior General of the Society of Jesus, prepares to say Mass at the Gesu in Rome, Oct. 15, 2016.

Jesuit superior says pope is not the ‘chief’ of the Church- What did he mean?

Fr. Arturo Sosa Abascal, superior general of the Jesuits, said in an interview Monday that Pope Francis consciously calls himself... Read more

October 3, 2018 - Vatican City: The 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops.

Vatican confirms synod’s final report to be voted on ‘part by part’

The head of Vatican communications said Monday the youth synod’s final document will be voted on “part by part,” requiring... Read more

The Polish synod fathers in Rome, Oct 12, 2018. Courtesy photo from the Press Office of the Polish Bishops’ Conference

A synod summary from the Polish synod fathers – Oct 12

“It is necessary to write a new document, based on the Instrumentum Laboris,”  said the President of the Polish Bishops’... Read more

Archbishop Leo Cushley of St. Andrews and Edinburgh. Photo courtesy of Archdiocese of St. Andrews and Edinburgh

Give young people authentic message and messengers, archbishop says

Priests and bishops need to be credible messengers who can share the message of the gospel with personal integrity, Archbishop... Read more

Cardinal Wilfrid Napier of South Africa at a briefing on the Synod of Bishops on October 20, 2015 in the Holy See Press Office.

5 bishops who could move the youth synod

This week the Synod of Bishops begins its fifteenth ordinary general session, convoked to discuss the themes of young people,... Read more

Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri.

Baldisseri reproves Chaput, says abuse crisis won’t stop synod success

The secretary general of an upcoming synod of bishops said Monday he thinks the abuse scandal in the Catholic Church... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Tobin. CNA file photo

Cardinal Tobin will not attend Oct. Vatican synod

The Archbishop of Newark has announced that he will not attend an October gathering of bishops slated to discuss young... Read more

Pope Francis greets youth pilgrims at Santo Tomas University in Manila on Jan. 18, 2015.

Youth to meet with Pope Francis during October synod

The Synod of Bishops announced Tuesday that the upcoming assembly of bishops will include a meeting of young people with... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark moderates a panel at the 2018 World Meeting of Families.

Cardinal Tobin appointed to youth synod, USCCB confirms

The U.S. bishops’ conference has confirmed that Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark has been appointed by Pope Francis to participate... Read more

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo during the Synod of Bishops on October, 2015.

American Bishop-Delegates Confirmed for Youth Synod

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) announced Monday that Pope Francis has ratified the selection of five bishops... Read more

Bl. Nunzio Sulprizio.

19th-century Italian teen to be canonized during youth Synod

Bl. Nunzio Sulprizio, who died at the age of 19 from bone cancer, will be declared a saint Oct. 14... Read more

Pope Francis at the Vatican's pre-synodal youth meeting in March 2018.

Questions on sexuality loom large ahead of youth synod

According to the official working document for the upcoming synod of bishops on youth, the major questions for young people... Read more

World Youth Day in Krakow, July 2016.

Working document approved for synod on youth

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