Dr Paolo Ruffini, Prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for Communications, began the daily press briefing saying that the work on the second part of the Instrumentum Laboris was complete. He then listed many issues that the Synod assembly addressed. He mentioned issues like migration, freedom, sexual morality, the mystery of evil in the world, justice and the fight for human dignity. He also said that the fact that young people do not like hypocrisy was highlighted.
As reported by Vatican news, Dr. Ruffini said that some ideas had been shared – things like bringing parishes together from different parts of the world so that young people can share information and learn about different contexts. He also said that there was a suggestion that parish structures are changed so that young people find a home in their local parish. His Grace Archbishop Jaime Spengler, O.F.M., of Brazil, says that the Synod has spoken about many things but not addressed the issue of drugs sufficiently. This issue, in Brazil, affects many people and families. He said that although the comparison was poor because population numbers are so different, it is interesting to note that in Brazil more people are killed by drugs than by the war in Syria. He said that young people are tragic victims of the drug trade.
His Beatitude His Eminence Cardinal Louis Raphaël I Sako, Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans, head of the Synod of the Chaldean, Iraq, said that in the Instrumentum Laborismany issues are named. He laments that there is no mention of young persecuted Christians. His Eminence Cardinal Sako said that young people are afraid of commitment, to both priesthood and religious life, as well as marriage. They are afraid that commitments will fail, he said.