The attention to young people has always been at the center of the ministry of the Church. The future of humanity and of the Church depends on the quality of the youth and what constitutes the population. Therefore, the Church has always stressed the importance of education, formation and training young brothers and sisters in order to build good Christians and citizens. To invest in young people is to invest in the growth of the Church and society. So, what are the fields of youth ministry today? In other words, in today’s world dominated by all sorts of challenges, how can a catholic minister help young people grow and become committed Christians and citizens? The answer to this question will lead us to explore the context in which young people live today, the ministry that is already done and finally some suggestions.
My Dear Young People,
I am pleased to announce that in October 2018 a Synod of Bishops will take place to treat the topic: "Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment.” I wanted you to be the centre of attention, because you are in my heart. Today, the Preparatory Document is being presented, a document which I am also entrusting to you as your "compass” on this synodal journey.