Vatican_CityFind here the message of His Holiness Pope Francis to the XXXIII. World Youth Day 2018!

“Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favour with God” (Lk 1,30)

Dear young people,

World Youth Day 2018 represents another step in preparation for the international WYD due to take place in Panama in January 2019.  This new stage of our pilgrimage falls in the same year that the Ordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops will meet on the theme: Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment.  This is a happy coincidence.  The focus, prayer and reflection of the Church will turn to you young people, with the desire to receive and, above all, to embrace the precious gift that you are to God, to the Church and to the world… READ MORE


The Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life published and article about the UIGSE-FSE Congress of Religious Advisers!

Father José Guillermo Gutiérrez Fernández, an official of the Dicastery, spoke a few days ago at the International Congress of Spiritual Assistants of the Federation of European Scouting. The meeting was attended by delegates from 16 European countries as well as representatives from Argentina and the United States… READ MORE!

 


International Union of European Guides and Scouts Visits the Dicastery

The meeting with the federal bureau was attended by the Secretary Fr. Awi Mello and Fr. Buontempo
 

In recent days, the Dicastery’s Secretary, Father Alexandre Awi Mello, and Father Giovanni Buontempo, in charge of relations with the ecclesial movements and new communities, met with the Federal Bureau of the International Union of European Guides and Scouts European Scouting Federation ( UIGSE – FSE) which, at the beginning of this year, counted 63,000 members in 21 ESF associations….   READ THE FULL ARTICLE


    The International Union of Guides and Scouts of Europe answered to the questionnaire of the Holy See in view of the Youth Synod 2018!

    Our Union was able to give an expert perspective especially on the European youth, answering to the following questions:

    1. What assistance is offered to young people to look to the future with confidence and hope, beginning with the richness of Christian roots of Europe?

    For our movement, the concept of Europe is always present. Our very name “Guides and Scouts of Europe” reminds us permanently of it. In point 1.2.2 of our Federal Statute, in the chapter dedicated to the purposes of our Federation, we read: “Beyond country borders, the Union wants to create a true community of Christian life for the youth of Europe’s various countries, and thereby to raise their awareness of belonging to a European community while developing, at the same time, a healthy culture of all national values, which are the diverse expressions of our common heritage.”

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