Date of publication: 03/10/2018

The Vatican disseminates the synthesis of the meeting of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life

Council General International

On June 19th, the Annual meeting of the Dicastery with the general moderators of the lay associations, the ecclesial movements and of the new communities was held in the Palazzo San Calisto. During this meeting, the nearly 50 ecclesial groups convened reflected on the theme of the next Synod of Bishops.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul participated in this meeting with the focused on the upcoming synod of bishops dedicated to “youth, faith and vocational discernment”, through the intervention of International President General Renato Lima de Oliveira, who presented a document on the importance of youth in the SSVP, with Blessed Frederic Ozanam as a model for the young and the path of holiness and as well as the service to the neediest that our organization is doing.

To access the SSVP document and the various reports of the participating institutions, click on this link: