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A member of the Sawre Muybu Munduruku tribe whose land is threatned by the construction of a hydroelectric plant on the Amazon Tapajos River

A member of the Sawre Muybu Munduruku tribe whose land is threatned by the construction of a hydroelectric plant on the Amazon Tapajos River

Amazon bishop grateful to Pope for Pan-Amazon Synod

16/10/2017 13:26

Bishop Emmanuel Lafont of Cayenne in French Guyana reacted with joy when he heard Pope Francis’s announcement of a Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon region.  

An arial view of the Marmor River in Brazilìs Rondonia Amazon region

An arial view of the Marmor River in Brazilìs Rondonia Amazon region

Pope announces Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon region

15/10/2017 13:41

Pope Francis has announced a special assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon region that will focus on the needs of its indigenous people, on new paths for evangelization and on the crisis of the rain forest.

 

Young people from Krakow and Panama

Young people from Krakow and Panama carry the World Youth Day Cross at the end of the 2017 Palm Sunday Mass in St Peter's Square

Synod confirms next March international youth meeting

04/10/2017 12:41

Following on from Pope Francis’ announcement at the end of his general audience, a note from the Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops confirmed that a special meeting of young people will take place from March 19th to 24th in preparation for next October’s Synod.

 

In this file photo, Pope Francis greets Italian young people in the Paul VI Hall

In this file photo, Pope Francis greets Italian young people in the Paul VI Hall

Vatican holds seminar on young people ahead of 2018 Synod of Bishops

19/09/2017 17:27

The Vatican released a statement on Tuesday regarding preparations for the 15th Ordinary Synod of Bishops to take place in October 2018, detailing the an international seminar on the condition of youth in the world, which took place on 11-15 September

 

Pope Francis greets young people at the San Siro Stadium, Milan, in March 2017

Pope Francis greets young people at the San Siro Stadium, Milan, in March 2017

Pope to join youth in prayer ahead of Synod

05/04/2017 16:17

Young Catholics from across Rome and the Lazio region will pray together with Pope Francis at a vigil to mark the 32nd World Youth Day.

 

Catholic students Elvis Do Ceu and Federica Ceci join Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri and Bishop Fabio Fabene in the Vatican press office

Catholic students Elvis Do Ceu and Federica Ceci join Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri and Bishop Fabio Fabene in the Vatican press office for the release of the preparatory document of the 2018 Synod of Bishop on young people

Young people's voices to be heard in Synod preparatory process

13/01/2017 16:09

The Vatican on Friday announced preparations for a Synod of Bishops on the theme of young people, including a questionnaire and a website where young Catholics can share their hopes and expectations

Pope Francis arrives with some young people at a World Youth Day vigil in Poland in July 2016

Pope Francis arrives with some young people at a World Youth Day vigil in Poland in July 2016

Pope writes to young people ahead of Synod on Vocational Discernment

13/01/2017 11:06

Pope Francis has written a letter to young people as the Church prepares for a Synod of Bishops on the theme: “Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment”.