In his Message for Lent, Pope Francis invites to a renewed encounter with Christ: The Word is a gift. Other persons are a gift.
Silent Procession (Stille Omgang), Saturday March 18, 2017 Amsterdam
Jan 13, 2017. Together with the presentation of the Lineamenta for the Synod of Bishops that will take place in October 2018, the Vatican released the text of a short letter addressed to young people by Pope Francis in which he quotes the Rule of St Benedict, founder of western monasticism, in which he urges abbots to consult young people prior to any important decision, because "the Lord often reveals to the younger what is best."