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.

Pope Francis Signs "sick note" For Youngest Participant of the Synod on Synodality

Oct 27, 2023

Wyatt Olivas, 19, approached Pope Francis to ask if the pontiff would sign a letter requesting a few days of rest after the Synod before Olives heads back to classes at the University of Wyoming.

Synod on Synodality delegates meet in round table discussion groups Oct. 21, 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

The Synod on Synodality’s Listening "method" Comes from the Jesuits

Oct 24, 2023

Synod on Synodality delegates in Rome this month are participating in a “conversation in the Spirit,” a method of communal discernment.

Sister María de los Dolores Palencia Gómez, Superior General of the Congregation of St. Joseph of Lyon, speaks to journalists during a press briefing for the Synod on Synodality at the Vatican on Oct. 14, 2023. | Credit: Screenshot from Synod on Synodality livestream video

Women Role: Synod “setting stages for future changes”, First Woman Presides over Assembly

Oct 15, 2023

Sister Maria de los Dolores Valencia Gomez, a Sister of St. Joseph, spoke at a press briefing about the participation of women in the ongoing Synod of Synodality and what it might mean for the future.   

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

Synod on Synodality Members Ask "for greater discernment" of Church Teaching on Sexuality

Oct 11, 2023

Spokesman Paolo Ruffini told the media that while some have asked for further discernment on the Church’s teaching, others said there’s no need for it.

Delegates at the Synod on Synodality participate in small-group round table discussions Oct. 9, 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

Vatican Safeguarding Group Calls on Synod on Synodality to Address Abuse in the Church

Oct 10, 2023

The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors has called on the synod to discuss sexual abuse this month.

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Diocese of Rome: Thousands Expected at Vatican for Ecumenical Prayer Vigil Ahead of Synod

Sep 25, 2023

The prayer service will take place just days before the launch of the 16th General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in Rome over the course of October.

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Morocco’s Rabat Archdiocese Convenes Synod, Seeking New Approaches to Evangelization

May 24, 2021

The Leadership of Morocco’s Rabat Archdiocese has announced the holding of the Second Diocesan Synod aimed at seeking new approaches to the apostolate of evangelization in the North African nation.

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Vatican Asks all Catholic Dioceses to Take Part in Synod on Synodality

May 22, 2021

The Vatican announced Friday that the Synod of Bishops on synodality has been postponed to 2023, with a two-year consultative preparatory phase involving Catholic dioceses worldwide.

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops./ Franco Origlio/Getty Images News.

Vatican Summit on 'theology of the priesthood' to Look at Questions Raised in Recent Synod

Apr 12, 2021

Cardinal Marc Ouellet announced Monday that the Vatican will host a theological symposium on the priesthood that will touch on questions raised in recent synods, including priestly celibacy, dwindling vocations, and the role of women in the Church.