On September 30, 2023, on the eve of the opening of the Synodal Assembly of the Catholic Church, an ecumenical prayer vigil will take place in Rome in the presence of Pope Francis and representatives of various Churches, to unite us in praise and silence, in listening to the Word. Young people aged 18 to 35 from different European countries, of all ecclesial origins are invited for the whole weekend from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon, and will be welcomed for a weekend of sharing, to walk together as people of God.

By baptism and by Holy Scripture, are we not sisters and brothers in Christ, united in a communion, still imperfect but very real? Is it not Christ who calls us and opens a way for us to move forward with him as fellow travellers, together with those who live on the margins of our societies? Along the way, in a dialogue that reconciles, we want to remember that we need each other, not to be stronger together, but as a contribution to peace in the human family.

In gratitude for this growing communion, we can draw momentum to meet today’s challenges in the face of the polarizations that fracture the human family and the cry of the Earth. In encounter and mutual listening, let us walk together as people of God.

Justice and Peace Europe is one of the partner organizations which is helping in the elaboration of the project. On a local level the Justice and Peace Commission (Malta) is encouraging young adults to attend this event by registering on the official website and get in touch by sending an email to [email protected].

For more info: https://together2023.net/