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...

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Instruction on the Celebration of Synodal Assemblies

Instruction on the Celebration of Synodal Assemblies
Instruction on the celebration of Synodal Assemblies and on the activity of the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops   On October 1st  2018, the Instruction on the celebration of the Synodal Assemblies and on the activity of the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops was published, in accordance with art. 26 of the new Apostolic Constitution of Pope Francis Episcopalis communio (September 15th 2018). It is a text of an essentially practical character and, for this reason,...

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