2024 Synod

Pope Francis leads the Synod on Synodality delegates in prayer on Oct. 25, 2023. / Credit: Vatican Media

Vatican to Publish Instrumentum Laboris for October’s Synod on Synodality Meeting

Jul 3, 2024

The Instrumentum Laboris, or “working tool” for the upcoming 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, will be presented July 9.

Building of the general curia of the Jesuit order on Borgo Santo Spirito, Rome. / Credit: Boubloub, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Theologians Hold Closed-door Meeting in Rome on Guidance Document for October Synod

Jun 5, 2024

The June 4–13 closed-door gathering of experts in theology, ecclesiology, and canon law is being held at the Jesuit general curia down the street from the Vatican.

Pope Francis meets with 300 priests taking part in the World Meeting of Parish Priests on May 2, 2024, at the Vatican. / Credit: Vatican Media

The Church Could Not Go on Without You: Pope Francis to World’s Parish Priests

May 2, 2024

Pope Francis published a letter on Thursday addressed to all parish priests in the world with his advice for building a missionary Church.

Statue of St. Peter in front of St. Peter's Basilica. / Credit: Vatican Media

Rome to Host World Meeting of Parish Priests in Preparation for Synod on Synodality

Apr 17, 2024

The World Meeting of Parish Priests for the Synod on Synodality will be held April 29–May 2 in Sacrofano, Rome.

Pope Francis at the Synod on Synodality’s closing Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on Oct. 29, 2023. | Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Launches Study Groups for Synod on Synodality's Key Issues, Announces Assembly Dates

Feb 17, 2024

The Vatican announced Saturday that Pope Francis has launched synodal study groups to analyze key issues ahead of October’s Synod on Synodality assembly.