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Bishops carry shared mission home from Oceania assembly

The Catholic bishops of Oceania have concluded their week-long gathering in Fiji with a missioning Mass, being encouraged to respond to the hopes and challenges they shared with hearts of mission and service.

Bishops Oceania Synod

Opening Mass celebrated for Oceania bishops assembly

A Mass steeped in Fijian spirituality and tradition has opened the Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania assembly – a gathering its president hopes will turn “a new page” in the bishops’ shared mission.

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Bishops to play ‘crucial role’ in synodal process

In a letter addressed to the world’s Catholic bishops, the General Secretary and the General Relator of the Synod on Synodality have shared “considerations” on the role of bishops in the synodal process. Source: Vatican News.

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Oceans, synodality among key themes for Oceania bishops

Dozens of bishops will descend on Fiji this weekend for the quadrennial gathering of the Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania to reflect on and pray about their shared mission in the region.

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Church in Oceania prepares response to Synod of Bishops report

The rich diversity of the Catholic Church across Oceania, as well as its unity, was evident during a meeting in Melbourne last week of representatives of the region’s four bishops conferences and Eastern Catholic churches. Source: ACBC Media Blog.


Pope announces ecumenical prayer vigil for Synod

Pope Francis has announced an Ecumenical Prayer Vigil will be held in September prior to the first assembly of the Synod of Bishops on Synodality, so as to entrust the bishops’ work to the Lord. Source: Vatican News.


Australian reflections on Synod’s working document published

While the hundreds of Australians who participated in the latest round of discernment for the global Synod of Bishops process identified issues and challenges facing Catholics, there was a strong sense of hope for the Church’s future. Source: Media Blog.


Hundreds engage in latest round of Synod of Bishops discernment

Hundreds of Australians have participated in group discernment on the Working Document for the Continental Stage for the Synod on Synodality, as the global process moves towards a series of regional gatherings. Source: ACBC Media Blog.


Synod process has faced ‘temptations’ along the way

While some want Church “reform” and others want “to put the brakes on the Synod process”, those involved in preparing the next phase of the Synod on Synodality want to “mend” the Church, said a top cardinal. Source: NCR Online.