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Pope Francis showing his souvenir gift to Synod participants. Pope Francis showing his souvenir gift to Synod participants.  (Vatican Media)

Pope gifts souvenir to Synod participants

The Pope has gifted a souvenir of Jesus and His young disciple to all participants in the Synod of Bishops on young people that concludes on Sunday.

Pope Francis on Saturday presented all the participants in the XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops with a souvenir to remind them of their involvement in the October 3 to 28 world gathering regarding young people.

The souvenir is a rectangular bas-relief in bronze in a case depicting Jesus and the young beloved disciple.  A creation of Italian artist Gino Giannetti, the souvenir was made in the Vatican mint.

The gift was personally handed by the Pope to the Synod Fathers and other participants in the Atrium of the Synod hall before the start of the last working session on Saturday, after a group photo.

The Synod of Bishops on the theme, “Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment”, is concluding on Sunday, October 28, with a Mass by Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.

27 October 2018, 14:52