Youth Synod

Young people and the Catholic Church - Sharing prophetic dreams

22/08/2018 4:10 pm

19 - 24 March 2018

In March 2018 - six months before the Synod of Bishops Assembly in Rome - 300 young people met in the Vatican to 'share prophetic dreams', in the words of Pope Francis.

At this 'Pre-Synod' gathering, the young delegates presented the Holy Father with a document expressing their experiences of Catholic life and particularly how the Church accompanies young people.

Isaac Withers represented young Catholics from England and Wales at the meeting.

He had a hand in drafting and proofing the final document and spoke to us about his experiences. You can listen by using the embedded player at the top of this article.


Those attending represented young people from the five continents and encouraged those who couldn't be there to contribute using their social media channels. 

You can read/download the final document they produced here:

Pre-Synod Document 2018 103.78 kB

The Holy See has a dedicated website for the Synod of Bishops October meeting.