Pope names Archbishop of Brasilia as relator general of Youth Synod
Pope Francis has chosen Brazil’s Cardinal Sergio da Rocha Archbishop of Brasilia to serve as relator general of next year’s Synod of Bishops on youth.
58-year-old Cardinal Rocha will be responsible for providing a comprehensive outline of the synod’s theme at the beginning of the meeting and for summarising the speeches of synod members before work begins on concrete proposals for the pope.
Scheduled for October 3 to 28 (2018), the synod will focus on “young people, faith and vocational discernment.”
Cardinal da Rocha, a moral theologian, has decades of experience on local, diocesan, national and continental committees for youth ministry and vocations. He also serves on the general council of the secretary for the Synod of Bishops.