Much remains unclear about what concretely will take place in the year leading up to the second and final Synod on Synodality assembly in October 2024.
At the Synod on Synodality’s closing Mass, Pope Francis said that God’s love cannot be confined “to our own agenda” and that those who truly want to reform the Catholic Church should follow Jesus’ greatest commandment: to adore God and love others with his love.
Congolese Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Besungu described synodality as “a new way of being a Church.”
Just days before the Synod on Synodality kicked off its first round of meetings at the Vatican, a letter from Cardinal Joseph Zen was leaked to media.
Pope Francis acknowledged Saturday that the upcoming Synod on Synodality may be “of little interest to the general public,” but underlined that the synod is “truly important” for the Catholic Church.
Organizers of the Synod on Synodality on Tuesday announced a change of venue for the upcoming synodal assembly of bishops and other delegates being held in October but said that the full list of those participating in the monthlong event is still being prepared.
The Vatican released a new document on June 20 outlining key questions for the upcoming 16th General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, more commonly known as the Synod on Synodality.
In advance of a pivotal October assembly on synodality, a new Vatican document released Tuesday outlines key questions for what now promises to be a wide-ranging discussion on Pope Francis’ vision of a more inclusive, decentralized, and “listening” Church.
The Church has the Synodal pastoral response at its disposal in accompanying young people who are struggling with drug abuse, a Catholic Priest in Zimbabwe has said.
Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich of Luxembourg and Maltese Cardinal Mario Grech made their remarks in the wake of the recent European Continental Assembly in Prague.
The Vatican revealed on Thursday a key document to guide the next stage of discussions in the Synod on Synodality.
Pope Francis announced on Sunday that the Synod on Synodality will be extended to 2024.
At a press conference in the Vatican on Friday, two cardinals introduced the “continental phase” of the Catholic Church’s Synod on Synodality — and assured journalists that the only one "hijacking" this synod will be the Holy Spirit.
The pope made the comment in his annual World Day of Prayer for Vocations message.
The pope spoke off the cuff to members of the International Union of Superiors General.
The letter was sent by Cardinal Kurt Koch and Cardinal Mario Grech.
The pope was speaking to French Catholic Action groups.
The diocesan phase will last from October 2021 to April 2022.
The two-year process leading to the synod formally opens this weekend.