On Sunday 15 January, after the Angelus, referring to the upcoming Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, the Holy Father announced that an Ecumenical Prayer Vigil will be held in St Peter’s Square on 30 September 2023, in preparation for the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, along with a special programme for young people of different Christian traditions, organised by the Taizé Community.
The Holy Father said:
“The path towards Christian unity and the path of the synodal conversion of the Church are linked. Therefore, I would like to take this opportunity to announce that on Saturday 30 January, in Saint Peter’s Square, an Ecumenical Prayer Vigil will take place, with which we will entrust to God the work of the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. For the young people who come to the Vigil there will be a special programme throughout the weekend, organized by the Taizé Community. As of now, I invite all brothers and sisters of all the Christian denominations to participate in this gathering of the People of God.”
Foto: 2012 Ecumenical Prayer Vigil