The Synod for Youth has now begun at the Vatican. The Synod of Bishops will gather until 28 October to discuss young people in the Catholic Church. Pope Francis will preside over the synod which brings together more than 300 cardinals, bishops, priests, religious and lay experts, including young people.
The first step in the Plenary Council 2020 and Diocesan Synod process is now complete. This involved formation and training sessions for animators with 15 sessions held in August and September across the Diocese.
To tackle the church’s abuse crisis, Pope Francis has invited the president of every Catholic Bishop’s Conference in the world to a meeting which will take place in Rome from 21 to 24 February next year.