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Synod2018: Young Auditors Hold Event for Pope and Bishops

A Literal ‘Show’ of Gratitude to the Holy Father

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Young people who participated as auditors in Synod2018 decided the month-long event needed a bit of celebration as the official activities come to a close. So they organized a party on October 26, 2018, an evening of entertainment for the Pope and Synod Bishops.
And what better place for a show than Paul VI Hall in the Vatican? The program included poetry, dance, song, and music. Cardinal Baldisseri even performed a couple piano pieces.
Here is a translation of the message that the young people read to the Pope at the end of Synod discussions, provided by Vatican News:
Dearest Pope Francis,
We, the young people present at the Synod, want to take this opportunity to express our gratitude and joy to you for having given us the space to make this little piece of history together. New ideas need space and you gave it to us. Today’s world, which presents us young people with unprecedented opportunities but also a lot of suffering, needs new answers and new power of love. There is a need to rediscover hope and live the happiness that is experienced in giving more than receiving, working for a better world.
We want to affirm that we share your dream: an outgoing Church, open to all, especially the weakest, a field hospital Church. We are already an active part of this Church and we want to continue to make a concrete commitment to improve our cities and schools, and the social and political world and working environments, by spreading a culture of peace and solidarity and by putting the poor at the center, in whom Jesus himself is recognized.
At the end of this Synod, we wish to tell you that we are with you and with all the bishops of our Church, also in times of difficulty. We ask you to continue the journey you have undertaken and we promise you our full support and daily prayer.

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