Emerging Youth Cultures

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This Plenary Assembly looks at "youth issues" in the different Continents. It will listen to this evolving and changing reality ensuring that pastoral care proposes answers to questions that actually exist.

The analysis is of adolescent and youth cultures, of those aged between 15 and 29 years. It is a world marked by complexity, fragmented into different types, with no single or homogeneous model. Its variety depends on the influences of family and economic factors, on social environment, formative capital and hyper-stimulation, and the enormous communicative possibilities of emerging visual cultures. Listening to the new generations and considering their situation is a valuable opportunity and a must for adults and for Christian communities.

The Plenary on the theme of Emerging Youth Cultures takes place 6-9 February 2013. Access is limited to the Members and Consultors of the Pontifical Council. There will, however, be a Public Opening Event on the evening of 6 February open to the public. Details will be announced at the press conference on 31 January 2013.

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