The Vatican has set up a counsultation team of young people from all over the world to collaborate with its Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life in matters of youth ministry, especially concerning issues of life. Its first summit will take place in April 2020.
A news release issued by the Holy See explains that the final document of the 2018 Synod on Youth, dedicated to the new generations, calls for the Youth Office of the aforementioned Dicastery to strengthen its activity, “including through the establishment of a body representing young people at the international level.”
In line with this, the Dicastery has established an international advisory body for youth, appointing 20 young people from different regions of the world and from some international movements, associations and communities, as members of the consultation team for a three-year period.
The news release says that this new advisory body “is composed of young people who were involved in different phases of the synodal process, such as the International Youth Forum that the Dicastery organized last June to promote the implementation of the apostolic exhortation Christus Vivit.”
The team will play an important role with regard to consultative and pro-active input, “collaborating with the Dicastery to reflect more deeply on questions related to youth ministry and any other issues of more general interest.”