Synodal Process

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”.

Sr. Cynthia Nwadike. Credit: ACI Africa

Synodal Process in Formation “will boost vocations to Religious Life”: Nun in Botswana

May 24, 2022

An application of the “synodal process” in formation of candidates to Religious Life can go a long way in fostering vocations to Consecrated Life, a missionary Nun in Botswana has said.

Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale of South Africa's Johannesburg Archdiocese. Credit: Sacred Photos ZA/Sheldon Reddiar

Need “to repair broken families” Highlight in South African Synodal Process: Archbishop

May 15, 2022

The need to bring stability in family life, repairing families that are “broken”, is among the highlights of the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality in South Africa’s Johannesburg Archdiocese, Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale has said.

Sr. Wilhelmina Uhai Tunu. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Synodal Process Time to Showcase “role in mission of evangelization”: Tanzanian Nun

Apr 1, 2022

A Catholic Nun from Tanzania has challenged women and men Religious in Africa to use the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality to showcase their “active role in the mission of evangelization”.

Dr. Philippe Abraham Birane Tine. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Lay Leader in Senegal Says Synodal Process “not a forum for settling scores”

Apr 1, 2022

The President of the National Laity Council (CNL) in Senegal has cautioned the people of God against using the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality as forums for settling scores.

A poster announcing the March 31 webinar which the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) organized. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Africa’s Participation in Synodal Process “very promising”: Vatican Cardinal

Mar 31, 2022

The contribution of the people of God in Africa in the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality is “very promising,” a Vatican Cardinal has told participants at a virtual event.

Bishop Stephen Nyodho Ador Majwok of South Sudan's Malakal Diocese. Credit: AMECEA

Synodal Process Ongoing in South Sudanese Diocese Despite “humanitarian emergency”: Bishop

Feb 22, 2022

The people of God in South Sudan’s Malakal Diocese are taking part in the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality despite the humanitarian emergency due to floods, the Local Ordinary of the South Sudanese Diocese has said.

Bishop Patrick Chilekwa Chisanga of the Diocese of Mansa. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Listen to, Build on “valuable memories” of Elderly in Synodal Process: Bishop in Zambia

Dec 5, 2021

The Catholic Bishop of Zambia’s Mansa Diocese has directed that the elderly in his Episcopal See are placed at the center of the ongoing conversations on the Synod on Synodality.

Bishop Maurice Muhatia of Kenya's Nakuru Diocese during the webinar was organized by the Paulines Publications Africa to create awareness on the Synod on Synodality that is set to solemnly open next month in Rome. Credit: Sr. Olga Massango

Synodal Process Not Advocating for “democratic Church”, Kenyan Catholic Bishop Clarifies

Sep 21, 2021

The Synod on Synodality specifically stands out for including the people of God at the local level in the decision-making processes of the Church. This, according to a Kenyan Catholic Bishop, does not however translate to some form of democracy where opinions will be accepted outside the hierarchical structures of the Church.