Pope to join youth in prayer ahead of Synod

Papst mit JugendlichenYoung Catholics will pray together with Pope Francis at a vigil to mark the 32nd World Youth Day.
The meeting on April 8 at the Basilica of Saint Mary Major will be the first between the pontiff and young people in the journey of preparation for the Synod of Bishops in October 2018 that will explore the theme of “Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment”.

The event, one of many to take place at a diocesan level on Palm Sunday this year, will also form part of the build up to the next international World Youth Day that will take place in Panama in 2019.

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