Pope Francis recalled how "the path to christian unity and the path of synodal conversion of the Church are linked". Highlighting this close connection, the announcement of an Ecumenical Prayer Vigil, next September 30 in St. Peter's Square, to which he invited "brothers and sisters of all Christian confessions" and with which "we will entrust to God the work of the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops".
With this announcement, Pope Francis wanted to recall the eminently spiritual and ecumenical character of the synodal process "The journey of synodality... is and must be ecumenical, just as the ecumenical journey is synodal" (Audience to His Holiness Mar Awa III, 19.11.2022).
To the young people who will come to Rome to participate in the ecumenical vigil, the Pope announced that there will be a special program for the whole weekend (from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon) organized by the Taizé community. They will be hosted by parishes and communities in Rome.
The initiative entitled "Together - Gathering of the People of God" is intended to be a time of listening, sharing, fraternity, unity and peace.
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