2018 Synod of Bishops: Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment

From October 3-28, 2018 Catholic Bishops from around the world gathered in Rome for the 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on “Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment.”

This Synod included the voices of young people, who were invited to take part in the Synod of Bishops. For the first time in the history of the Synod of Bishops, young adults addressed the Synodal Assembly and took part in all small group discussions. Father Thomas Rosica, CSB, CEO of Salt and Light TV, was appointed by the Vatican to the Synod’s Commission for Information and worked closely with international media covering the Synod. Four young people who work at Salt and Light Television were named to the Synod. Two were appointed auditors by Pope Francis: Julian Paparella. graduate student from the Diocese of London and Emilie Callan, French language producer from Diocese of Cornwall. Two other Salt and Light staff were appointed to the Social Media Team of the Synod of Bishops: Prevain Devandran a graduate of St. Michael’s College School, a lawyer and current operations manager at Salt and Light TV; and Allyson Kenny, associate producer at Salt and Light TV.

Synod Coverage Links

Synod of Bishop 2018 on Salt and Light Television
For Young People the Work Is Just Beginning October 29, 2018
Perspectives on the Synod: Conclusion November 2, 2018
Perspectives on the Synod: Week Four October 26, 2018
Perspectives on the Synod: Week Three October 19, 2018
Perspectives on the Synod: Week Two October 12, 2018
Perspectives on the Synod: Week One October 5, 2018


Read Julian Paparella’s Synodal Intervention (English)

Read Emilie Callan’s Synodal Intervention (French)



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