The Synod


The 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops is focussed on the theme of "Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment. A Synod is a gathering of clergy and sometimes laity, for conversation on a topic. Most ordinary general assemblies take place in Vatican City. 

Pope Paul VI established the Synod of Bishops in 1965 after the Second Vatican Council. Bishops from across the world gather to assist the Pope by discussing important questions that face the church. The Synod in October 2018 is an Ordinary General Assembly as its topic is one which is for the good of the whole church and requires input form Bishops from all corners of the globe. 

"Pope Francis has chosen this theme because he wants the whole Church to pay attention to all that God is doing in the lives of young people today" Cardinal Vincent Nicholls

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