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The beginning of the Synod on Young People

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The beginning of the
  Synod on Young People

The
Fifteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, whose theme is
“€œYoung People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment”€, will open on Wednesday
morning, 3 October, with Pope Francis presiding over the concelebration of the
Eucharist in St. Peter”€™s Square. Cardinals and prelates from all over the
world, together with men and women religious, experts and auditors “€“ including
34 young persons between the ages of 18 and 29 — and fraternal delegates
representing other churches and ecclesiastical communities will gather with the
Pope to begin a journey that will conclude on 28 October, after 25 days of
reflection and discussion.

The
schedule for Wednesday afternoon includes the opening of the works in the new
Synod Hall with the first General Congregation. Following the greetings of the
President Delegate on duty and Pope Francis, Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri,
Secretary General, and Sérgio da Rocha, General Relator, will give their
reports.

This
is the first assembly to take place after the recent Apostolic Constitution Episcopalis communio, which was
promulgated with the aim of involving ever more the People of God in the
synodal experience of the Church, reformulating the structure, tasks and
perspectives of the episcopal institution. 

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