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Faithful invited to pray for Synod of Bishops

The Vatican is asking all baptised people, regardless of whether they will be in Rome, to participate in October’s assembly of the Synod of Bishops with their prayers. Source: CNS.

Synod Vatican

Vatican offers details on how synod will work and media access

Any limitations and rules regarding media access during the upcoming Synod on Synodality are rooted in the “essence” of a Synod and meant to help participants in their discernment process, a Vatican official has told reporters. Source: CNS.

Pope Francis Synod

Synod will have no place for ideology: Pope

Pope Francis yesterday outlined his vision for the upcoming synodal assembly in October, which he said should be a prayerful exercise in dialogue free from ideology, not full of “political chatter” like a television talk show. Source: CNA.

Pope Francis Synod

Pope: Synod important despite lack of public interest

Pope Francis acknowledged on Saturday that the upcoming Synod on Synodality may be “of little interest to the general public” but underlined that the Synod is “truly important” for the Church. Source: CNA.


Bringing laity into Church decision-making process ‘a momentous thing’

Renee Kohler-Ryan says that as a lay theologian and mother of five, she was struck by the significance of her inclusion in the upcoming Synod of Bishops. Source: The Catholic Weekly.


Pope picks Archbishop Costelloe for key Synod of Bishops role

Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB says he was honoured to be chosen by Pope Francis as one of nine president-delegates for the sessions of the upcoming Synod on Synodality, calling it a “great privilege”. Source: ACBC Media Blog.


Pope appoints hundreds to attend Synod of Bishops on Synodality

Pope Francis has appointed more than 450 participants, including religious men and women and laypeople from around the world, to attend the Synod of Bishops on Synodality, with the first session this October. Source: CNS.

Oceania Synod

Oceania’s diverse Church to be represented at Synod

The president of the Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania says the 10 non-bishop members from the region chosen for the upcoming Synod of Bishops will help amplify the voice of the Catholic population.


Church leaders in Australia welcome Synod working document

As the Church approaches the first session of the forthcoming Synod of Bishops, Australian Catholics are being encouraged to continue their engagement with the global synodal journey through prayer, ongoing discernment and local conversations. Source: ACBC Media Blog.