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Vatican Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment

 Christus Vivit - Christ Lives! is now available:



Background on the Synod

Pope Francis has dedicated the 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops to be focused on the theme of "Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment." It will be held in Rome in October 2018. Pope Francis noted: "The theme, an expression of the pastoral care of the Church for the young, is consistent with the results of the recent Synod assemblies on the family and with the content of the post-Synodal apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia. Its aim is to accompany the young on their existential journey to maturity so that, through a process of discernment, they discover their plan for life and realize it with joy, opening up to the encounter with God and with human beings, and actively participating in the edification of the Church and of society."

Synod on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment

The synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment has begun.. Below is the latest!


Holy Father's Opening Address



Press release on the Instrumentum Labori:


Instrumentum Laboris

On June 19, 2018 the Working Document for the Synod of Bishops was released. The document includes input from the global consultations, online survey, and the Pre-Synod feedback.


Videos on the Synod:

The Catholic network, Aleteia, in collaboration with Catholic web TV TeleMATER—based in New York—is launching a web series that gives a voice to young people and their answers to the pope’s questions.




Final Document of the Synod of Bishops on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment



Holy Father signs Apostolic Exhortation: Christus vivit - Christ Lives!

Three sections: Listeing, Learning, Deciding

Press Release: https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2019-03/pope-francis-signs-synod-exhortation-paplor.html


Apostolic Exhortation:



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