Synod on Synodality

Some of the participants in the July 25-30 Diocesan Week on Synodality in Rumbek Diocese, South Sudan. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Doing synodality” among Highlights of “Diocesan Week” on Synodality in Rumbek, S. Sudan

Aug 9, 2022

The need to go beyond discussing about the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality to “doing synodality” is among the highlights of the recently concluded “Diocesan Week” on synodality in the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek, the Bishop of the South Sudanese Episcopal See has said.

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Vatican Enlists Influencers to Get Young, Disenchanted Catholics to Answer Synod Survey

Aug 9, 2022

Jimmy Akin, a Catholic apologist and a host of the popular radio call-in show Catholic Answers Live, was tapped by the Vatican to reach out to Catholics whose voices haven't been heard.

Archbishop Andrew Nkea of Cameroon's Bamenda Achdiocese, addressing delegates at the 19th Plenary Assembly of SECAM in Accra , Ghana. Credit: ACI Africa

Africa Given “a voice to be heard”: Catholic Archbishop in Cameroon on Synodality

Jul 27, 2022

The ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality has finally given Africa a voice to be heard by the rest of the world, a member of the Synod Council in Rome has told delegates of the 19th Plenary Assembly of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) in Accra, Ghana.

Members of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference (ZCBC) with Pope Francis in Rome. Credit: Vatican Media

Synodal Path “only way" to Address “common global challenges”: Bishops in Zimbabwe

Jul 23, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Zimbabwe have, in their latest Pastoral Letter, described the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality as the “only way” the people of God have to resolve the crises they face in life, including “common global challenges”.

Some members of the African region of the World Catholic Association for Communication, SIGNIS Africa during their congress in Kigali, Rwanda. Credit: SIGNIS

Catholic Media Entities in Africa Urged to Foster “a more inclusive, participatory Church”

Jul 18, 2022

Catholic media entities in Africa have been urged to embrace the spirit of the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality by incorporating all members of society, including “more women and young people”, in their respective governance structures. 

Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo Received an Award for excellent contribution to pastoral Communication in Africa. Credit: SIGNIS

Bishop Cautions Catholic Communicators in Africa against “disinformation ecosystem”

Jul 18, 2022

Catholic communicators in Africa have a duty to resist the influence of the contemporary propaganda networks that deliberately spread false information, the President of the Pan African Episcopal Committee for Social Communications (CEPACS) has said.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of the Indian Ocean (CEDOI). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Indian Ocean Catholic Bishops Highlight “priority areas” in Synod on Synodality Process

Jul 12, 2022

Catholic Bishops in the countries of the Indian Ocean have, in a collective message at the end of their Plenary Assembly, highlighted some priority areas to guide the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality in their region.

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.