In 2016 Pope Francis announced that a Synod would take place on the topic Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment.
Since then there were a vast amount of attempts to consult and hear from young people from all around the world, some more successful than others.
One of the most exciting was the pre-synod meeting in March 2018 where hundreds of young people from around the world came to Rome to shared their own realities and share their hopes for the Synod based on their own experiences as well as thousands of others who contributed online.
The young were a huge part of Synod meeting that took place in September, for many of the Bishops there they were a refreshing change that helped all there discern how the spirit was moving in the Church and the world today.
In April Pope Francis released his Apostolic Exhortation ‘Christ is Alive!’ which brings this whole process together and makes up a part of the formal teaching of the Church.