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Synod text calls for ‘Church capable of radical inclusion’

The Holy Spirit is at work in the latest document of the Synod on Synodality, presenters said at a press conference at the Vatican yesterday on the guiding text for the next stage of the Synod’s discussions. Source: CNA.

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Synod document ‘genuine voice of People of God’

Australian Synod on Synodality advisor Susan Pascoe has told a meeting of Asian bishops that Pope Francis has been personally involved in the preparation work for the next stage of the Synod process. Source: Vatican News.


Groups invited to prepare for next Synod of Bishops phase

The National Centre for Pastoral Research is inviting groups of seven to 10 people to express their interest in participating in the next round of consultation for the global Synod of Bishops on Synodality. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Cardinal Kasper says Germany’s synodal path has failed

Cardinal Walter Kasper, president emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, says the German way forward on its “synodal path” is a failure. Source: The Tablet.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.