The Synod

The next ordinary World Bishops’ Synod will take place in October 2018 under the theme “Young People, The Faith and Vocational Discernment”. In June 2018, the Instrumentum Laboris was published in English. It serves the Episcopal Synod Fathers as a basis for their deliberations in Rome.

On March 24, 2018, the document from the pre-synod meeting (March 19-24) was published, based on responses from 300 delegates from around the world in Rome and 15,000 young people in the Facebook groups.

In preparation for the synod, the Vatican published a preparatory document in January 2017, which also included a questionnaire. This was answered by the dioceses and youth organizations.

Pope Francis invites all to pray for the youth. For this he has published his own prayer.