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Latest stories: Synod of Bishops

The opening of the Amazon synod at the Vatican's Synod Hall, Oct. 7, 2019./ Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Members of Commissions Preparing 2023 Synod on Synodality Unveiled

Jul 20, 2021

The general secretariat of the Synod of Bishops on Tuesday named the members of three groups helping to prepare the 2023 synod on synodality.

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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.

Sr. Nathalie Becquart (third from left) poses with Pope Francis and others during the youth synod in 2018. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Religious Sister, Priest Named as Under-secretaries of Synod of Bishops

Feb 6, 2021

Pope Francis Saturday appointed a Spanish priest and a French religious sister as under-secretaries of the Synod of Bishops.

Participants in the Vatican Synod Hall during the Synod on the Family in Oct. 2014. Credit: Daniel/Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis Announces a 2022 Synod on Synodality

Mar 7, 2020

The next ordinary Synod of Bishops will be a synod on synodality, the Vatican announced March 7.

Pope Francis leads a prayer at the start of the 2018 youth synod. CNA file photo.

Next Ordinary Synod of Bishops to be Held in 2022

Feb 15, 2020

The next ordinary assembly of the synod of bishops is to be held in the fall of 2022, according to a press release from the Vatican on Saturday.

Fr. Giacomoo Costa, S.J., communications secretary for the Amazon synod, speaks during a press briefing at the Holy See press office, Oct. 23, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Amazon Synod Final Report an 'instrument', Communications Official Says

Oct 23, 2019

As the Amazon synod nears a close, a communications official downplayed Wednesday the importance of the assembly’s final report, saying it is not an official Church document, but merely an “instrument” in the synodal journey.

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Missionary: Married Priests in Amazon Wouldn't Get to the Root of the problem

Oct 16, 2019

A South American missionary to Angola who is participating in the Amazon Synod at the invitation of the pope has said the proposal to ordain as priests married men to solve the lack of evangelization in the Amazon is “illusory”.