Young Catholics Come Together to Work for Europe’s Future

The second Young Catholics Convention on the Future of Europe is organized by the European Bishops’ Conferences. The event began on June 2 and runs until June 15.

Photo: Vatican Radio.

Newsroom (06/05/2022, 17:10, Gaudium Press) The second convention of Young Catholics on the future of Europe began last Thursday. The event, which takes place online, is organized by the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE).

The theme of this year’s convention is “Sharing our dreams about the future of Europe.” In an interview with Vatican Radio, Fr. Manuel Enrique Barrios Prieto, secretary-general of COMECE, explained that the aim is to think and reflect together on the future of Europe.

The priest added: “There are some challenges ahead, besides the war and the recovery from the pandemic, are climate change, the digital transition, and demographic issues, which are so important in Europe, it is an opportunity to meet and reflect on these issues.

He also made a point of emphasizing the parallel that exists between the meeting and the synod, which is also about listening, reflecting, and discerning together.

The objective of the event is to create a group of young people with whom to discuss European policies and legislation, to find out what young people think about them, and how to find improvements and solutions.

The event, which takes place virtually, can be attended and followed by any young person. All you have to do is register on COMECE’s official website. (FM)


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