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Pope Francis Synod

Pope extends Synod on Synodality to 2024

Pope Francis announced yesterday that the Synod of Bishops on Synodality will be extended by a year, with the assembly meetings to be held in Rome over two sessions in October 2023 and October 2024. Source: CNA.

Synod Vatican

Dream of ‘synodality’ a fruit of Vatican II, cardinal writes

While the term “synodality” is not found in any Second Vatican Council documents, the Council’s vision and definition of the Church is at the heart of synodality, says a message marking Vatican II’s 60th anniversary. Source: CNS.

Pope Francis Synod

Synodality top of agenda for Pope, Archbishop Costelloe

The Fifth Plenary Council of Australia and the global Synod on Synodality were key discussion points for Australian Catholic Bishops Conference president Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB and Pope Francis when they met last week.

Synod World

Church must address causes of abuse crisis: German Catholics

German Catholics involved in the Synodal Path are convinced the Church must address the “systemic causes” of the clerical sexual abuse scandal and that will require change, according to Charlotte Kreuter-Kirchhof, a member of the German Synodal Assembly. Source: CNS.

Pope Francis Synod

Pope asks for prayers for a synodal Church

In his prayer intention for October, Pope Francis has asked that the Church be one of synodality, which means walking together, along the same road.


New document to guide next phase of Synod

A group of experts, including several Australians, has met in Rome to draft the working document of the continental phase of the global Synod on Synodality. Source: NCR Online.