Currents News Staff
About 5,000 scouts from Europe are coming to Rome from July 27 – August 3 to celebrate the international ‘Euromoot’ meeting, where international youth will aim to grow as Christians and meet other Europeans partaking in the scouting program.
Participants from 20 European nations are participating in the meeting. Delegations from Canada, the United States and Latin America have also been invited.
The event will culminate in a meeting with Pope Francis.
This will not be the first time that Pope Francis meets with scouts. In 2015, he received about 80,000 Scouts in St. Peter’s Square.
“In particular, you offer an important contribution to families in their mission to educate children and young people,” he told the scouts during their last meeting.
The intense summer heat is forcing this year’s meeting to be held in the Paul VI Audience Hall.
Attendees will also be able to participate in Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, to be celebrated by Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco.
Starting on July 27, they will follow historical routes such as that of St. Francis of Assisi and the path of St. Benedict.
With their special spirit of service, they will share the efforts of their journey in a spirit of fraternity.