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Pope Invites All Young People to Take Part in Preparing Synod 2018

Urges Young People to Learn More on Synod of Bishops’ Website

Pope Francis hopes “all” young people will participate in the preparation of the October 2018 Synod, inviting the world’s young people to contribute online via social media.

After the Angelus prayer on Sunday, February 18, 2018 in St. Peter’s Square, the Holy Father recalled the pre-synod meeting, which will gather some 300 young people from all over the world in Rome, from March 19-24.

“I strongly hope that all young people can be the protagonists of this preparation. That’s why they can partake online thanks to linguistic groups moderated by other young people,” he said.

Thus the “contribution” of “web groups” will be added to that of the meeting in Rome,” continued the Pontiff.

The Holy Father recommended that young people go to the site of the Synod of Bishops to get information.

“Dear young people, you can find information on the Internet site of the Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops. I thank you for your contribution to walk together!”

The Synod’s Secretary General mentioned this way of proceeding during the press conference to present the Pre-Synodal Meeting and initiatives on line on Friday, February 16, 2018. He also pointed out that 220,000 young people have answered the questionnaire on line.



World’s Young People Can Participate in Pre-Synodal Meeting in Rome Next Month:

For young people, a Facebook page has been created:

The Synod’s official site published, in English, with useful instruments for the pre-synodal meeting:



On Zenit’s Webpage:

Full Text of Angelus:

About Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is a Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in four languages). She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, at times from the papal flight, and has done television and radio commentary, including for Vatican Radio and BBC. She is a contributor to National Catholic Register, UK Catholic Herald, Our Sunday Visitor, Inside the Vatican, and other Catholic news outlets. She has also collaborated with the Vatican in various projects, including an internship at the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, and is a collaborator with NBC Universal, NBC News, Euronews, and EWTN. For 'The Other Francis': or

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