Pope Francis wants to hear from young people!

The Vatican recently launched a website and survey for youth and young adults related to the XV Ordinary Synod of Bishops on "Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment." The survey on the website is aimed at youth and young adults ages 16 to 29. The responses go directly and confidentially to the Vatican Synod Office. The Holy Father wants online feedback from all youth and young adults from around the world, regardless of how active they are in the practice of the faith. The online survey is open until Nov. 30.

Pope Francis has dedicated the 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops to be focused on the theme of "Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment." It will be held in Rome in October 2018. Pope Francis noted: "The theme, an expression of the pastoral care of the church for the young, is consistent with the results of the recent Synod assemblies on the family and with the content of the post-Synodal apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia. Its aim is to accompany the young on their existential journey to maturity so that, through a process of discernment, they discover their plan for life and realize it with joy, opening up to the encounter with God and with human beings, and actively participating in the edification of the church and of society."