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Synod on Synodality

Maurice Cardinal Piat of Port Louis Diocese in Mauritius. Credit: Port Louis Diocese

Church Vitality “depends on your participation”: Mauritian Cardinal in Message for Synod

Oct 8, 2021

The need for the people of God in Mauritius to fully participate in the upcoming Synod on Synodality has been emphasized by the Bishop of Mauritius’ Port-Louis Diocese.

Bishop Joseph Mary Kizito of the Catholic Diocese of Aliwal in South Africa. Credit: Diocese of Aliwal

South African Diocese Embarks on Synod on Synodality Pre-Meetings ahead of Official Launch

Sep 29, 2021

The Catholic Bishop of South Africa’s Aliwal Diocese has, in a pastoral letter, announced pre-synod meetings in his Episcopal See to deliberate on Synod on Synodality ahead of its solemn opening in each particular Church planned for October 17.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria's Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja

Put Borrowed Funds to “judicious, effective use”: Archbishop to Nigerian Government

Sep 27, 2021

Government officials in Nigeria have been cautioned against diverting externally borrowed funds and public resources to sustain their lavish lifestyles and instead use the money to develop the nation.

Bishop Maurice Muhatia of Kenya's Nakuru Diocese during the webinar was organized by the Paulines Publications Africa to create awareness on the Synod on Synodality that is set to solemnly open next month in Rome. Credit: Sr. Olga Massango

Synodal Process Not Advocating for “democratic Church”, Kenyan Catholic Bishop Clarifies

Sep 21, 2021

The Synod on Synodality specifically stands out for including the people of God at the local level in the decision-making processes of the Church. This, according to a Kenyan Catholic Bishop, does not however translate to some form of democracy where opinions will be accepted outside the hierarchical structures of the Church.

Synod on the Family meeting in the Synod Hall in Vatican City on Oct. 21, 2015./ L’Osservatore Romano.

Jesuit President in Africa Lauds Synod on Synodality, Says Process Not “one-off” Event

Sep 15, 2021

The President of Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) has lauded the Synod on Synodality, which Pope Francis announced earlier this year to solemnly open next month, on 9–10 October 2021 in Rome.

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.