“The San Lorenzo Center is a privileged place for youth initiatives. We want to start prayer groups, vigils, and activities, but we are also open to other youth initiatives. We invite the young people ...

Ecclesial Movements
The contribution of ecclesial movements to the Synod on the Young

On June 19th, the Annual meeting of the Dicastery with the general moderators of the lay associations, the ecclesial movements and of the new communities was held in the Palazzo San Calisto. During ...

For the first time in Lviv (Ukraine), a forum of the representatives from the various youth ministries of both the Latin Rite and Ukrainian Greek Rite Catholics has been celebrated

“Young Catholics in Ukraine share the same dreams and experiences, no matter whether they are Latin Rite or Ukrainian Greek Rite Catholics. First of all, they long to build closer ties with the ...


  “Young people were at the origin of many ecclesial movements;” “the ecclesial movements” have a “long work experience working with the youth;” “the ecclesial movements actively involve ...

Middle East
Salvatore Martinez: “It will be a reference point for pilgrims and a place for diffusing the teaching on the family”

Set on a hill, on a site that covers 15,000 square meters, there will be a house for pilgrims with 103 family-sized rooms, a home for refugees and the poor, a church, and a structure with auditoriums ...

The comment
Renato Cursi and Fr. Fabio Attard tell about the Salesians’ experience in the light of the Synod and on the horizon of an authentic “connection” with the young

“Religion and especially Christianity is in seriously poor health. With some noteworthy exceptions, young adults no longer identify or practice religion. [...] Religion is dying, and Europe is ...

The letter from the Archbishop of Chieti in view of the Synod of Bishops dedicated to young people

“I’m not writing to tell you what you have to do but to invite you to dream. Of course, if you know how to dream, your life will gradually become the most beautiful thing you can dream.” The ...

A Seminar on Youth, Faith, and Vocational Discernment at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum

“Vocation = Gift of Life” is the theme of the study seminar between the synods on the family and the synod on young people that will be held on 11 and 12 May at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina ...

The testimony of Dewi Praswida, a young Muslim from Indonesia who participated in the Pre-Synod Meeting

“March 19, 2018 is a day that will never be forgotten in the course of my life. Who would have thought me, Muslim women from the border region of Central Java with East Java can shake hands directly ...

Way of the cross
Conclusive meditation by prefect Kevin Farrell

Dear young people, This evening, we have retraced the painful journey towards the death on the cross that Jesus lived through in the last hours of his earthly life. And we reflected on the human pain ...