- Cindy Wooden
- Feb 24, 2019
The Church wishes for young people to be involved in the Synod of Bishops on youth in 2018 and has released an online questionnaire for people ages 16- to 29, of all faiths and backgrounds, asking about lives, attitudes and concerns about the world.
Over the next two years, two major events will focus the attention of the Catholic Church on young people: A Synod of Bishops on Youth set for October 2018, and the next edition of World Youth Day in Panama in 2019. As far as the synod goes, Cardinal José Luis Lacunza of Panama says it can’t be just a “bunch of old men talking,” and American Cardinal Kevin Farrell says bishops should start reaching out to youth now.