Opening of the synodal process

Opening of the synodal process

Moment of reflection for the beginning of the Synodal Process

New Synodal Hall (Vatican City, 9 Ocotber 2021)

The Moment of Reflection was attended by representatives of the People of God, including delegates from the International Reunions of Bishops' Conferences and similar bodies, members of the Roman Curia, fraternal delegates, delegates from consecrated life and ecclesial lay movements, the youth council, etc...  


  • Meditation of P. Paul Béré SJ, member of the Theological Commission (Burkina Fasso)  [ FR-SP-EN-IT ]
  • Meditation of Christina Inogés Sanz, member of the Methodological Commission (Spain) [ SP-EN-FR-IT ]
  • Welcoming by Cardinal Mario Grech, General Secretary for the Synod of Bishops [ IT ]
  • Address of Pope FrancisArabic  - English  - French  - German  - Italian  - Polish  - Portuguese  - Spanish ]
  • Greeting by Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, General Rapporteur of the Synod [ FR-EN-SP-IT]
  • Testimony of Dominique Yon, a young person from the Youth Council (South Africa) [ EN-SP-FR-IT ]
  • Testimony of Msgr. Lazzarus You Heung-sik, Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy (Korea) [ IT - EN - SP - FR ]
  • Testimony of Brother Aloïs, Prior of Taizé (France) [ FR - EN - SP -IT -DE ]
  • Message by Cardinal Mario Grech, General Secretary for the Synod of Bishops [ IT - EN ]

Videos are available here

  • Video of Sister Donna Ciangio, OP, Chancellor of the Diocese of Newark (United States)
  • Video: several families of the Archdiocese of Brisbane (Australia)
  • Video: Fr. Zenildo Lima Da Silva, Rector of the Seminary Manaus (Brazil)

Photos by Vatican Media

Photos by the Synod


Holy Mass for the Opening of the Synodal Process (10 October 2021)

St. Peter Basilica (Vatican City)

Homily of Pope Francis

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09 October 2021, 20:00