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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Towards a Synodal Irish Church

Towards a Synodal Irish Church
Towards a Synodal Irish Church Address of Cardinal Mario Grech to the Bishops of Ireland February 3, 2021 Dear brothers,   It is a privilege for us, Sr. Nathalie Becquart and me, to participate in this meeting. Indeed, from the recent contacts I had with some of you I got the feeling that like Pope Francis you are “dreaming a mission option” - you are gearing up to take on a missionary attitude and help the Church in Ireland to go out and reach the fringes of humanity! Some may get...

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Appointment of under-secretaries of the Synod of Bishops

Appointment of under-secretaries of the Synod of Bishops
The Holy Father has appointed as under-secretaries of the Synod of Bishops the Reverend Fr. Luis Marín de San Martín, O.S.A., until now general assistant of the Order of Saint Augustine, at the same time raising him to the titular see of Suliana, and the Reverend Sr. Nathalie Becquart, Xavière, former director of the National Service for the Evangelisation of young people and for vocations of the Bishops’ Conference of France. Curriculum vitae of Msgr. Luis Marín de San Martín,...

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Sr Nathalie Becquart, Under-secretary

Sr Nathalie Becquart, Under-secretary
RESUME Sr Nathalie Becquart, xmcj Born in 1969 (Fontainebleau France) 1989-1992  Graduated HEC school of management (world-class business school) = Master in Management with a specialization in Entrepreneurship - Jouy-en-Josas, France 1991-1992 Philosophy studies in Sorbonne University-  Paris, France 1992-1993 Volunteer year in Beyrouth, Lebanon : Professor of Mathematics and French in a Catholic High School (Nazareth School) + Philosophy and theology courses at ISSR-St Joseph...

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