Young people to set agenda for Synod

People at World Youth DayInstead of working through episcopal conferences as has been done traditionally, the Synod on Young People in 2018 will seek input directly from young people around the world writes Robert Mickens, English-editor of La Croix International, 13 January 2017. 

In an unprecedented move, the Vatican has decided to by-pass national episcopal conferences and give the world’s young people a unique opportunity to help set the agenda for the next major meeting of the Church’s international Synod of Bishops.

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