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Latest stories: Synodality

Pope Francis celebrates a Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica opening the worldwide synodal path, Oct. 10, 2021. Screenshot from Vatican News YouTube channel.

Pope Francis Launches Two-year Synodal Path with Call to "encounter, listen, and discern"

The diocesan phase will last from October 2021 to April 2022.

Pope Francis takes part in a moment of reflection for the opening of the synodal path at the Vatican’s New Synod Hall, Oct. 9, 2021. Screenshot from Vatican News YouTube channel.

Path to 2023 Synod on Synodality Faces Three “risks”: Pope Francis

The two-year process leading to the synod formally opens this weekend.

Fr. Rafael Simbine Junior. Credit: SECAM

Small Christian Communities “true experience of synodality” for Church in Africa: Priest

The way of being church through membership in Small Christian Communities (SCCs) in Africa portrays a true experience of communion and collaboration, a Catholic Priest has said.

Pope Francis delivers Laudato si' video message May 24, 2021/ Screenshot

Pope Francis Launches 7-year Laudato si’ Action Plan

Pope Francis launched Tuesday the Vatican’s seven-year Laudato si’ action plan to implement environmental sustainability in different sectors of the Church from religious orders to Catholic schools and hospitals.

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

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

Pope Francis greets Cardinal Luis Francisco Ladaria, who as prefect of the CDF, leads the International Theological Commission. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis: Synodality is what the Lord expects of the Church

Pope Francis told the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s theological commission Friday that synodality will be key for the Church in the future.

A wooden cross in the rainforest. Stock photo via Shutterstock.

Church must convert from cultural, ecological sins, Amazon synod concludes

The Amazon synod final document, published Saturday, laid out the need to define “ecological sins” while calling the Church to walk new paths of “integral conversion.”

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

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.

Pope Francis speaks at the general audience Oct. 23, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis: Synodality Brought Pagans to 'reject idolatry'

Pope Francis said Wednesday that the first Christian evangelization of the pagans opened up “a very lively controversy” as the early Church discerned how to absorb new members from outside the people of Israel.