Synod on Synodality


Inside Pope Francis’ Envisioned Two-hour Dialogue with Catholic Youth in Africa

Oct 27, 2022

Everything is set for the November 1 dialogue between Pope Francis and young people drawn from various Catholic universities from African countries.

Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle. Credit: ACI Africa

Use Synodal Process to Address “pressing challenges”: Vatican Cardinal to Church in Africa

Oct 27, 2022

A Pro-Prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization is calling upon the people of God in Africa to use the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality, which Pope Francis has extended to 2024, to find solutions to the challenges they experience.

The Synod of Bishop at the Vatican, 5 October 2018. | Vatican Media.

Synod on Synodality: Vatican Reveals Framework for Next Stage of Discussions

Oct 27, 2022

The Vatican revealed on Thursday a key document to guide the next stage of discussions in the Synod on Synodality. 

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.

Official logo of the Synod on Synodality. Credit: Vatican Media

Catholic Students in Africa Pour Their Hearts Out to Bishops in Synodal Conversations

Oct 23, 2022

Catholic students from various universities across Africa have shared their Church experiences and concerns in a meeting they held with Bishops on the continent, expressing their desire “to be heard” and to be supported in the challenges they face.

Fr. Rafael Baciano Sapato. Credit: IMBISA

New Regional Director in Southern Africa Commits to Realization of Plenary Resolutions

Oct 22, 2022

The newly appointed Director of the Inter-Regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) has told ACI Africa that one of his commitments will be to make the resolutions of the 13th IMBISA plenary assembly a reality.

Pope Francis delivered his Angelus address on 18 September 2022. | Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Announces Decision to Extend Synod on Synodality to 2024

Oct 16, 2022

Pope Francis announced on Sunday that the Synod on Synodality will be extended to 2024.  

Pope Francis at the Economy of Francesco conference for young economists, researchers, and activists in Assisi, Italy, 24 September 2022. | Vatican Media.

Planned Papal Dialogue with African University Students to Stir Synodal Conversations

Oct 14, 2022

Young people drawn from various Catholic Universities in Africa are set to engage with Pope Francis in a dialogue that is aimed at stirring full participation of the youth in the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality.

The opening of the Synod for the Family at the Vatican on Oct. 5, 2015. | Vatican Media.

Vatican’s Synod on Synodality Organizers Say Synod is ‘fruit’ of Second Vatican Council

Oct 10, 2022

In a message marking the 60th anniversary of the opening of Vatican II, the organizers of the Synod on Synodality called the Synod of Bishops a “fruit” of the council. 

Dieudonné Cardinal Nzapalainga during Holy Mass organized to officially launch the new pastoral year of Bangui Archdiocese on October 2. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Walking Together “an emergency, an imperative necessity for the world”: Cardinal in CAR

Oct 6, 2022

Walking together is an “emergency and an imperative necessity” for the people of God in the world as they participate in the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality, the Cardinal in the Central African Republic (CAR) has said.

Official logo of the Synod on Synodality. Credit: Vatican Media

Synod on Synodality to Help South Sudanese “dialogue with each other”: Catholic Priest

Oct 6, 2022

The ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality has the potentiality of helping South Sudanese, including members of communities at loggerheads, embrace dialogue as the way for resolving their conflicts, a Catholic Priest has said.

Bishop Mark Kadima Wamukoya of Kenya's Bungoma Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“We all need to be missionary children”: Kenyan Catholic Bishop at Diocesan PMC Holy Mass

Sep 21, 2022

There is need for following of Christ “to be missionary children”, making sacrifices to reach out others with the Gospel message in the example of the first evangelizers of the African continent, the Bishop of Bungoma Diocese in Kenya has said. 

Giulia Cirillo gives Pope Francis a report from Catholics with disabilities on Sept. 21, 2022. | Vatican Media

‘Full members of Church’: Catholics with Disabilities Contribute to Synod on Synodality

Sep 21, 2022

Catholics with disabilities delivered to Pope Francis on Wednesday a report they prepared for the Synod on Synodality.

The Secretary General of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC), Fr. Hugh O'Connor. Credit: SACBC

Southern Africa’s Synodal Process an Opportunity to Discuss “new way of being”: Official

Sep 19, 2022

The Secretary General of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) has said that the Synodal process in the three countries of the Conference, Botswana, Eswatini, and South Africa, allowed people an opportunity to gather together to discuss “a new way of being”.

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.

Some of the participants in the July 25-30 Diocesan Week on Synodality in Rumbek Diocese, South Sudan. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Doing synodality” among Highlights of “Diocesan Week” on Synodality in Rumbek, S. Sudan

Aug 9, 2022

The need to go beyond discussing about the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality to “doing synodality” is among the highlights of the recently concluded “Diocesan Week” on synodality in the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek, the Bishop of the South Sudanese Episcopal See has said.

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Vatican Enlists Influencers to Get Young, Disenchanted Catholics to Answer Synod Survey

Aug 9, 2022

Jimmy Akin, a Catholic apologist and a host of the popular radio call-in show Catholic Answers Live, was tapped by the Vatican to reach out to Catholics whose voices haven't been heard.

Archbishop Andrew Nkea of Cameroon's Bamenda Achdiocese, addressing delegates at the 19th Plenary Assembly of SECAM in Accra , Ghana. Credit: ACI Africa

Africa Given “a voice to be heard”: Catholic Archbishop in Cameroon on Synodality

Jul 27, 2022

The ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality has finally given Africa a voice to be heard by the rest of the world, a member of the Synod Council in Rome has told delegates of the 19th Plenary Assembly of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) in Accra, Ghana.

Members of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference (ZCBC) with Pope Francis in Rome. Credit: Vatican Media

Synodal Path “only way" to Address “common global challenges”: Bishops in Zimbabwe

Jul 23, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Zimbabwe have, in their latest Pastoral Letter, described the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality as the “only way” the people of God have to resolve the crises they face in life, including “common global challenges”.

Some members of the African region of the World Catholic Association for Communication, SIGNIS Africa during their congress in Kigali, Rwanda. Credit: SIGNIS

Catholic Media Entities in Africa Urged to Foster “a more inclusive, participatory Church”

Jul 18, 2022

Catholic media entities in Africa have been urged to embrace the spirit of the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality by incorporating all members of society, including “more women and young people”, in their respective governance structures.