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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Cardinal-designate Grech: in service of the synodality of the Church

Cardinal-designate Grech: in service of the synodality of the Church
Following Pope Francis’ announcement of 13 new Cardinals on 25 October, Cardinal-designate Bishop Mario Grech speaks to Vatican News on his new role and hopes to contribute to promoting Pope Francis' pastoral vision for the Church. Pope Francis, during the Sunday Angelus on 25 October, announced the names of 13 new cardinals. Among them are Bishop Mario Grech, General Secretary of the Synod of Bishops and Bishop emeritus of the Diocese of Gozo in Malta. The new Cardinals-designate will be...

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Interview of Bishop Mario Grech with The Malta Independent journal

Interview of Bishop Mario Grech with The Malta Independent journal
Watch: ‘Call me Don Mario’ – Cardinal-elect wants to retain sense of simplicity “I feel blessed,” Cardinal-elect Mario Grech told The Malta Independent, adding that he understands the importance of the role he has been given but wants to keep his sense of simplicity. “When I am addressed as ‘Your Eminence’ at the Vatican I always tell them to call me Don Mario,” he said. The Vatican last Sunday announced that Grech, who a few weeks ago was appointed secretary general of the Synod of Bishops,...

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An interview of Civiltà Cattolica to Bishop Mario Grech, new secretary of the Synod of Bishops

An interview of Civiltà Cattolica to Bishop Mario Grech, new secretary of the Synod of Bishops
Bishop Mario Grech is the new secretary general of the Synod of Bishops. Born in Malta in 1957, he was appointed Bishop of Gozo in 2005 by Benedict XVI. From 2013 to 2016 he was president of the Episcopal Conference of Malta. On October 2, 2019, Pope Francis appointed him pro-secretary general of the Synod of Bishops. In this capacity he participated in the Synod on the Amazon. Bishop Grech’s pastoral experience is extensive. His friendliness and ability to listen to questions prompted us to...

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