- Jul 10, 2020
As Africa’s bishops contemplate this week what their priorities will be for the foreseeable future, one proposal under strong consideration is the creation of a special office for youth apostolate.
Catholic young adults felt the hierarchy started listening to them in preparation for the 2018 Synod of Bishops on young people, and they will do whatever they can to make sure their voices continue to be heard, said a youth minister from New Zealand.
Cardinal Peter Turkson, one of Pope Francis’s top advisors, said Tuesday that every time he goes to the United States, the pope’s social agenda is misinterpreted as adopting either a socialist or communist approach to the economy.
A Pew study found that most people continue to pay a church tax in Western Europe, though things may change with the next generation.
On Wednesday Pope Francis is expected to meet Greta Thunberg, one of the world’s leading student activists who shares the pope’s ecological agenda and who at 16 is an example of not just the type of young leader Francis consistently calls for, but of his continual desire to build bridges.
As faithful await the pope’s document on young people, youth experts discuss the opportunities and challenges ahead.