Theme for the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Theme for the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops
Press Release of the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops 07.03.2020 The General Secretary of the Synod of Bishops, His Eminence Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, has announced that Pope Francis has convoked the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, which will be held in the month of October 2022 on the theme: “For a synodal Church: communion, participation and mission”.     ...

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The Synod of Bishops

The Synod of Bishops
The Synod of Bishops was established by St Paul VI on 15th  September 1965 with the Motu Proprio Apostolica Sollicitudo. Its formation took place in the context of the Second Vatican Council which, with the Dogmatic Constitution Lumen Gentium (21st  November 1964), had largely concentrated on the doctrine of the episcopate, urging greater involvement of the Bishops cum et sub Petro in matters that concern the universal Church. The Council Decree Christus Dominus (28th October, 1965)...

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Apostolic Constitution Episcopalis Communio

Apostolic Constitution Episcopalis Communio
  APOSTOLIC CONSTITUTION EPISCOPALIS COMMUNIO OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS ON THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS [ DE  - EN  - ES  - FR  - IT  - PL  - PT ]   1. Episcopal communion (episcopalis communio), with and under Peter, is manifested in a particular way in the Synod of Bishops. Instituted by Paul VI on 15 September 1965, the Synod of Bishops is one of the most precious fruits of...

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Resignation and appointment of secretary general of the Synod of Bishops

Resignation and appointment of secretary general of the Synod of Bishops
Resignation and appointment of secretary general of the Synod of Bishops Yesterday, 15 September 2020, the Holy Father accepted the resignation from the office of secretary general of the Synod of Bishops presented by His Eminence Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, and at the same time appointed Bishop Mario Grech, emeritus of the diocese of Gozo, formerly pro-secretary general of the same Synod of Bishops, as secretary general of the Synod of Bishops.   Source: Press Office /photo: synod.va ...

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Synodality: A path for renewing both the church and society

Synodality: A path for renewing both the church and society
Bishop Mario Grech Administrator of Gozo and Pro-Secretary for Synod of Bishops wrote the following to the clergy of his diocese, “one would be committing suicide, if, after this pandemic, one were to return to the same pastoral models.” This reflection arises from the recent challenges and limitations for pastoral work during the COVID-19 pandemic. L’Osservatore Romano and Vatican News report that this crisis “… has shaken foundations we thought were immovable, as we have seen in the economic...

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Synod of Bishops to take up theme of synodality in 2022

Synod of Bishops to take up theme of synodality in 2022
Pope Francis has chosen “For a synodal Church: communion, participation, and mission” as the theme for the next Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. In a formal declaration released on Saturday morning, Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, the Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops, announced that Pope Francis will convene the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in October 2022, with the theme, “For a synodal Church: communion, participation and mission”. Synodality:...

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