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Asia Synodality

Church leaders discuss synodal formation in Asia

Clergy, religious and lay leaders from across Asia have joined a consultation meeting in Thailand on synodal formation to achieve a synodal Church. Source: UCA News.

Southeast Asia Synodality

Malaysia’s new cardinal warns against division at Synod

Malaysia’s new cardinal, Cardinal-designate Sebastian Francis of Penang, has said the upcoming Synod of Bishops on Synodality ought to be an open process in which all issues are discussed without fear, and warned against using labels that cause division. Source: Crux.

In The Dioceses Synodality

Perth launches 2023-24 Diocesan Assembly 

Perth Archdiocese has officially launched its 2023-24 Diocesan Assembly at St Mary’s Cathedral, with Catholic communities across the archdiocese invited to select delegates for the assembly in July 2024. Source: The Record.

In The Dioceses Synodality

Convocation of Parramatta’s Diocesan Synod aligns with Pentecost message

In a first for the Parramatta Diocese, Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv on the feast of Pentecost has convoked a Diocesan Synod. Source: Catholic Outlook.

Pope Francis Synodality

Holy Spirit can bring harmony to a polarised Church: Pope

On the Solemnity of Pentecost, Pope Francis urged Catholics to invoke the Holy Spirit daily to bring harmony to a divided world, a polarised Church and to broken hearts. Source: CNA.

Ministry Synodality

Establishment of MMC shows the Church ‘journeying together’

The establishment and development of Mercy Ministry Companions, a ministerial public juridic person carrying forward ministries of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea, is an example of the Church “journeying together”, writes Gabrielle McMullen.

In The Dioceses Synodality

Synodality ripples through inaugural Sandhurst Assembly

Synodality requires people to be led by the Holy Spirit which transforms them, in and through love, listening, compassion and renewal in the Church, theologian Dr Elissa Roper told the inaugural Sandhurst Assembly. Source: Sandpiper.

Bishops Oceania Synodality

Bishops hear call for ‘theology of the Pacific’

Oceania’s Catholic bishops have been invited to imagine a “theology of the Pacific”, that would allow the Church in the region to speak with a voice and a faith that is “distinctive”. Source: ACBC Media Blog.


Synodality, mission lead Oceania bishops’ Tuesday agenda

The bishops of Oceania were challenged to take up the path of synodality and be prepared to confront a “silent earthquake” in the Church on the third day of their quadrennial assembly in Fiji. Source: ACBC Media Blog.