Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich

Father Dario Vitali speaks at the Synod on Synodality at the Vatican, Oct. 18, 2023. | Credit: Screenshot/Vatican Media YouTube

Synod on Synodality Asked to "rethink the whole Church" According to Synodality

Oct 18, 2023

The next stage of the Synod on Synodality opened Wednesday with a call to focus on authority, decentralization, and the co-responsibility of the laity.

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, the relator general of the 16th Annual General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. | Daniel Ibáñez/CNA

Synod Addressing “some of the key points” from Today: Synod General Rapporteur

Oct 13, 2023

The Synod's relator general stressed, "The purpose of the mission is precisely to extend the scope of communion, enabling more and more people to meet the Lord and accept his call to be part of his people.”

Synod of Synodality delegates tour the catacombs of St. Sebastian. Rome, Italy, Oct. 13, 2023. | Credit: Daniel Ibanez

Synod Delegates Make a Pilgrimage to Rome’s Catacombs

Oct 13, 2023

Hundreds of delegates took a break from their discussions of synodality to visit the catacombs of St. Sebastian and St. Callistus located on Rome’s ancient Appian Way on Oct. 12. 

Delegates meet at round tables during the Synod on Synodality on Oct. 10, 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

Synod on Synodality: Who is Overseeing the Draft Report at the End of the Assembly?

Oct 10, 2023

Synod on Synodality delegates elected this week the members of a commission who will supervise the drafting of a “synthesis report.”

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich (left), relator general of the Synod on Synodality, and Cardinal Mario Grech, secretary general of the Synod, at the Oct. 9, 2023, general congregation. | Credit: Vatican Media

Synod on Synodality Asks Members to Foster Communion with the Marginalized

Oct 10, 2023

“All are invited to be part of the Church,” Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich said at the start of the Oct. 9 general congregation.

Synod on Synodality delegates in small groups listen on Oct. 4, 2023, to Pope Francis’ guidance for the upcoming weeks. | Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/EWTN News

This Week at the Synod on Synodality: Deliberations and Veiled Agendas

Oct 9, 2023

Concerns linger about the potential for pressure groups to sway the synod’s course.

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich (right), relator general of Synod on Synodality, speaks to the media on June 20, 2023, at the temporary headquarters of the Holy See Press Office in Vatican City. Beside him is Cardinal Mario Grech, the Secretary General for the Synod of Bishops. | Daniel Ibáñez/CNA

Synod on Synodality Leaders:Full List of Delegates for October Assembly still Under review

Jun 21, 2023

Organizers of the Synod on Synodality on Tuesday announced a change of venue for the upcoming synodal assembly of bishops and other delegates being held in October but said that the full list of those participating in the monthlong event is still being prepared.

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich celebrates Mass at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 10, 2021. | Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Pope Francis Appoints Five New Cardinals Tasked with Assisting Him Govern Universal Church

Mar 7, 2023

Pope Francis appointed five new members to his council of cardinals advisers on Tuesday, including Synod organizer Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich and Canadian Cardinal Gérald C. Lacroix.

Jean-Claude Cardinal Hollerich during the opening Mass of the SECAM Plenary Assembly taking place in Ethiopia’s capital city, Addis Ababa. Credit: ACI Africa

Synodal Process “not about democratic speeches”: Cardinal to SECAM Assembly Delegates

Mar 4, 2023

The Holy Spirit is at the center of the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality, a Synod official has told delegates of the six-day Plenary Assembly of members of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) that kicked off on Wednesday, March 1 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, archbishop of Luxembourg (left) and Cardinal Mario Grech, secretary general of the Synod of Bishops / Daniel Ibáñez/CNA

"We need time", Synod on Synodality Organizers Tell German-language Media

Feb 14, 2023

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich of Luxembourg and Maltese Cardinal Mario Grech made their remarks in the wake of the recent European Continental Assembly in Prague.

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, archbishop of Luxembourg, (left) and Cardinal Mario Grech, secretary general of the Synod of Bishops | Daniel Ibáñez/CNA

Synod organizers Tell Continental Assemblies not to "impose an agenda" on Discussions

Jan 30, 2023

Cardinals organizing the Synod on Synodality have written a letter to all of the world’s bishops sharing urgent considerations for the Continental Assemblies, seven of which are set to take place by the end of March.

Theologian Monsignor Piero Coda speaks during on 27 October 2022, press conference at the Vatican to present a working document of the Synod on Synodality. | Photo credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Synodality Text Calling for "radical inclusion" Praised at Vatican Event

Oct 27, 2022

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

Cardinal Mario Grech speaking at the press conference in the Vatican on Aug. 26, 2022. Vatican Media / YouTube Channel

Only Holy Spirit Will "hijack" Synod on Synodality: Cardinal at Vatican Press Conference

Aug 26, 2022

At a press conference in the Vatican on Friday, two cardinals introduced the “continental phase” of the Catholic Church’s Synod on Synodality — and assured journalists that the only one "hijacking" this synod will be the Holy Spirit.

Pope Francis takes part in a moment of reflection for the opening of the synodal path at the Vatican’s New Synod Hall, Oct. 9, 2021. Screenshot from Vatican News YouTube channel.

Path to 2023 Synod on Synodality Faces Three “risks”: Pope Francis

Oct 9, 2021

The two-year process leading to the synod formally opens this weekend.