The synod

  • Synod on the Family

    What is the Synod on the Family being held in October at the Vatican?

  • News

    Read all the news about the Synod on the Family here.

  • Instrumentum Laboris

    Document that will be reviewed by the bishops during the 2014 Synod on the Family.

  • Participants

    Learn more about the 253 participants of the Synod.

  • Gallery

    See our favorite images from the Synod here.

  • Preparatory Document

    See what issues and questions will be discussed at the 2014 Synod on the Family.

  • Pope Paul VI

    Pope Paul VI will be beatified after the Synod. Learn about his life, virtues and miracles.


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