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Synod on Synodality

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Bishop Georg Bätzing, chairman of the German bishops’ conference.

German Catholic bishops’ leader: ‘Synodal Way’ and Rome synod have ‘common goal’

Bishop Georg Bätzing welcomed the new global “process” for the synod on synodality. Read more

Vatican asks all Catholic dioceses to take part in synod on synodality

The synod will officially open with a “diocesan phase” in October. Read more

Irish flag.

Ireland’s Catholic bishops announce national synodal assembly

Ireland’s Catholic bishops have announced that they will hold a national synodal assembly “within the next five years.” Read more

Sr. Nathalie Becquart (third from left) poses with Pope Francis and others during the youth synod in 2018. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis names religious sister, priest as under-secretaries of the Synod of Bishops

Pope Francis Saturday appointed a Spanish priest and a French religious sister as under-secretaries of the Synod of Bishops.  Read more

Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.

Vatican cardinal: Synodality is a vital tool in Catholic-Orthodox dialogue

Strengthening synodality is “the most important contribution” the Catholic Church can make to ecumenical dialogue, especially dialogue with the Orthodox,... Read more

Participants in the Vatican Synod Hall during the Synod on the Family in Oct. 2014.

Pope Francis announces a 2022 synod on synodality

The next ordinary Synod of Bishops will be a synod on synodality, the Vatican announced March 7.  Read more