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Cardinal says Synod will define new ways to approach Church’s problems

The Synod on Synodality is not geared to “resolve particular problems” in the Church, but to explore ways for the Church to discuss and address such issues, a cardinal said at the weekend. Source: OSV News.


Synod members begin small-group discussions on ‘synodality’

The 364 members of the assembly of the Synod of Bishops and the 85 experts, facilitators and ecumenical delegates accompanying them began their work in earnest yesterday, meeting, sharing and praying in small groups. Source: OSV News.


Primary task of Synod is to focus our gaze on God: Pope

Pope Francis has opened a long-anticipated Vatican summit on the Church’s future, encouraging its participants to reject the temptations of doctrinal rigidity and to embrace a vision of the Church that is open and welcoming to all. Source: NCR Online.

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Bishop Randazzo: Conversion can be achieved through Christ

Personal and communal conversion is possible when a pastoral mission begins and ends with Jesus Christ, Broken Bay Bishop Anthony Randazzo told fellow participants in the Synod on Synodality on Monday. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Pope releases his prayer intention for October

Pope Francis has released his prayer intention for the month of October and invited everyone to embrace listening and dialogue through the Synod on Synodality that begins today. Source: Vatican News.

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Synod discussions aim to breathe new life into the Church

The discussions at the Synod of Synodality’s first assembly, and any decisions made after the Synod concludes with a second assembly in 2024, are meant to breathe new life into the Church at every level, writes Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB. Source: The eRecord.

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Francis leads ecumenical prayer vigil on eve of Synod

On the eve of the Synod of Bishops on Synodality, Pope Francis joined other Christian leaders in praying that the event will be a unifying process free from ideological and polarised division. Source: Crux.

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Papal commission asks Synod to make safeguarding a bigger priority

The Synod on Synodality should dedicate substantial discussion to addressing sexual abuse in the Church and include the voices of survivors, the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors said in a statement released yesterday. Source: NCR Online.

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Ecumenical prayer vigil ahead of Synod approaches

Pope Francis has invited leaders of churches from different denominations to join him in prayer on Saturday, entrusting the work of the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod to the Holy Spirit. Source: Vatican News.