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Synod on young people Contenuto disponibile in Italiano Voices from the Synod. Mons. Gobilliard (Lyon): “Young people direct us towards the future. They ask: what are you planning to do for us now?”

mons. Gobilliard 268x238Interview with the auxiliary bishop of Lyon, author of the video-interview with Pope Francis in the Synod Hall. “Young people can show us paths we were not aware of, that’s why we must listen to them and try to understand. I was impressed by the

phrase, repeated many times, that young people must not be considered outside the Church for they from part of her. Young people are the Church”

A bishop well-versed in social media. On the youths’ most popular platforms –Twitter, Facebook and Youtube – Mons. Emmanuel Gobilliard, the auxiliary bishop of Lyon, elected member of the French Bishops’ Conference, is sharing with posts and videos the atmosphere, the debates and the addresses delivered in the Vatican Hall where the Synod of Bishops on Young People is under way. With a smile he tells us that he manages to sneak in everywhere. He did not stop even before Pope Francis, whom he managed to interview. “I asked him if he could say a few words to young people, and he spoke meaningful, simple words. Such availability was unexpected to me. It’s a sign of fraternity. A brother among his brothers.”
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