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Post-synod document on young people coming soon

VATICAN (CNS): The Vatican announced on February 24 that Pope Francis will issue a document on Young people, faith and vocational discernment, five months after the world Synod of Bishops gathered to discuss the topic.
The pope will present his post-synodal apostolic exhortation on March 25, the feast of the Annunciation, during a visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Loreto, near Italy’s central Adriatic coast.
The synod and its final document looked at how, in many parts of the world, young people are leaving the Church or questioning its teachings.
The Church’s response, the synod said, must be a commitment of time and patience as it helps young people “grasp the relationship between their adherence to faith in Jesus Christ and the way they live their affectivity and interpersonal relationships.”
Synod speakers and the document emphasised the one vocation of all Christians is the call to holiness and how that vocation can and should be lived out in every state of life: young or old, single or married or in the priesthood or religious life.

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