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Synod on Synodality

Bishop Christian Carlassare of South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese. Credit: Radio Good News/Facebook

Catechists in Rumbek Diocese, South Sudan, Urged “to remain active” in Evangelization

Jun 30, 2022

Catechists in the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan have been called upon “to remain active” in their ministry of evangelization at the grassroots.

Bishop Christian Carlassare of South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese. Credit: Radio Good News/Facebook

Catholic Bishop in South Sudan Announces “Diocesan Week” on Synodality End of July

Jun 29, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of Rumbek in South Sudan has announced a “Diocesan Week” to be realized at the end of July with participants focusing on the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality.

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

Seek to Tap into Laity’s Expertise “to progress faster” in Synodality: Kenyan Archbishop

Jun 8, 2022

Members of the Clergy who tap into the expertise of the Laity have been known to “progress faster” in their respective apostolates, positively contributing to the  ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality, a Catholic Archbishop in Kenya has said.

People from more than 20 countries take part in a video call hosted by the Vatican Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life on May 19, 2022. Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life Flickr photostream.

Vatican Hosts Synod Listening Session with Disabled Catholics

May 20, 2022

‘I’m in debt to people with disabilities,’ said Cardinal Grech. ‘One of them led me on the path of a priestly vocation.’

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.

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African Scholars Hoping for Lengthy Synodality Beyond October 2023 Synod of Bishops

May 11, 2022

A working group of theologians, professionals, and academics who participated in a symposium that the African Synodality Initiative (ASI) organized on the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality have exuded confidence that the synodal deliberations will live beyond the October 2023 Synod of Bishops.

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Clergy in Africa Hesitant “to embrace change” in Synodal Process: African Scholars

May 9, 2022

Members of the Clergy are hesitant to embrace a Church where dialogue is fostered among her variety of members, participants in a Synod on Synodality encounter organized by the African Synodality Initiative (ASI) have said.

Pope Francis meets participants in the plenary assembly of the International Union of Superiors General on May 5, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Encourages Religious Orders to "make their synodal journey"

May 5, 2022

The pope spoke off the cuff to members of the International Union of Superiors General.

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

Catholic Diocese in Eswatini Conducting Home Visits to Boost Participation in Synod

May 4, 2022

The team tasked with facilitating participation in the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality in Eswatini’s Catholic Diocese of Manzini is conducting home visits to the people of God in the Diocese to encourage conversations on the Synod.

A poster announcing the 28 April 2022 webinar. Credit: ACWECA

Synod on Synodality Offering "opportunity to share fruits of discernment”: Nun in Zambia

Apr 28, 2022

The ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality offers room for discernment and “an opportunity to share the fruits of the discernment”, a Catholic Nun has said.

Mons. Thulani Victor Mbuyisa, appointed Bishop of South Africa's Catholic Diocese of Kokstad on 6 April 2022. Credit: Mons. Thulani Victor Mbuyisa

Newly Appointed Bishop in South Africa to Foster “Synodal process” in His Episcopacy

Apr 10, 2022

The newly appointed Bishop of South Africa’s Kokstad Diocese has, in an interview with ACI Africa, said he will seek to foster the “Synodal process” when he takes canonical possession of his Episcopal See.

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.

Dominique Yon, Youth Coordinator for South Africa’s Cape Town Archdiocese addressing participants during the March 30 webinar. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Synod on Synodality “an opportunity for voices to be heard”: Youth Leader in South Africa

Mar 31, 2022

A Catholic youth leader in South Africa has said the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality offers an opportunity for many voices to be heard including those of young people in Africa.

A poster announcing the March 26 webinar. Credit: Courtesy Photo

African Catholic Journalists Urged to First “deal with Synodality personally” Then Report

Mar 29, 2022

Catholic journalists in Africa need to “personally” engage in the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality in their respective Christian communities before taking up the task of reporting about the process as media “professionals”, a Synod official has said.

Members of the IMBISA Standing Committee. Credit: IMBISA

How Botswana’s Language Culture is Enabling Vibrant Participation in Synodal Process

Mar 25, 2022

The people of God in a Catholic Diocese in Botswana are finding it easy to fully participate in the ongoing Synod on Synodality conversations using the language they are most familiar with, the Local Ordinary of the Diocese has said.

Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale of South Africa's Johannesburg Archdiocese. Credit: SACBC

Theme of Synodality “breath of fresh air” to Migrants, Refugees: South African Archbishop

Mar 17, 2022

The theme of the Synod on Synodality is a relief for those on the move including the refugees and migrants for they have a chance to participate and be heard, a Catholic Archbishop in South Africa has said.

Fr. Rafael Baciano Sapato. Credit: IMBISA

Plight of Single Mothers in Southern Africa Part of Synod on Synodality Topics: Priest

Mar 16, 2022

The challenges single mothers face as members of the Church in the region covered by the Inter-regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) are among the topics of the ongoing Synod on Synodality, a Catholic Priest has said. 

Participants at the theologists colloquium pose for a photo session at the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar's Africama House in Nairobi on Thursday, 10 March 2022. Credit: ACI Africa

African Theologians Advocate for Adoption of African Values in Synod on Synodality

Mar 10, 2022

Participants in the ongoing Synod on Synodality symposium of Theologians that was organized by the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) are suggesting that the Synodal process be anchored in African values.