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Vatican newspaper turns attention to next synod

October 19, 2016

Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti of Perugia said that the theme of the 2018 Synod of Bishops—youth, faith, and vocational discernment—is “exceptionally important” because it is an “authentic product of a mode of being Church that comes directly from the Second Vatican Council” and because of “the disconcerting superficiality with which one speaks of the young.”

In a column published on the front page of the October 19 edition of L’Osservatore Romano, the prelate referred to the “existential poverty” of youth, citing Pope Francis’s descriptions of youth as “orphaned children of living parents” and “disoriented and without rules.”

Cardinal Bassetti also spoke of the “social poverty” that characterizes youth, citing “a humiliating economic precariousness that, in the case of women, is accompanied by an odious blackmail: choose between desired motherhood and necessary labor.”

 
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