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Synodality - Latest News
Sep 20, 2019 - 08:25 am .- Cardinal Reinhard Marx, president of the German Episcopal Conference, has held talks with Pope Francis and Cardinal Marc Ouellet about German plans for a “binding synodal path.”
Sep 18, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- The German bishops seem poised to press ahead with plans for a “synodal assembly,” despite criticism of the plan from Curial offices and the pope himself.
Sep 16, 2019 - 11:45 am .- Cardinal Marx has informed the Vatican that the German synodal process will continue as planned, despite recent instructions from the curia and pope, and will treat matters of universal teaching and discipline. 
Sep 12, 2019 - 01:18 pm .- In a letter sent to German bishops last week, the Vatican has said that plans for a binding Church synod in Germany are “not ecclesiologically valid.” 
Sep 10, 2019 - 01:40 pm .- The German bishops have rejected an alternative proposal for a synodal process centered on the “priority of evangelization” called for by Pope Francis.
Sep 6, 2019 - 08:00 am .- Following the news that the Church in Germany will proceed to form a new Synodal Assembly as part of a “binding process,” questions have been raised about the Central Committee of German Catholics, a lay group which will play a key role in the new structure. 
Sep 5, 2019 - 12:02 pm .- The decision to proceed comes despite a warning from Pope Francis to the  German bishops that they must remain in step with the whole Church.
Jul 2, 2019 - 05:35 pm .- Monsignor Michael Fuchs, vicar general of the Diocese of Regensburg, has published a reflection on the letter Pope Francis has written to Catholics in Germany. Numbers provided in brackets are by Mons. Fuchs and refer to the original letter. Translated by Anian Christoph Wimmer from the original German as published by CNA Deutsch.
Jun 29, 2019 - 03:30 am .- Pope Francis sent a 28-page letter to Catholics in Germany Saturday calling for a focus on evangelization in the face of the “erosion” and “decline of the faith” in the country.
Mar 13, 2019 - 10:15 am .- On the sixth anniversary of Pope Francis’ election Wednesday, the Vatican's chief spokesman said Francis will continue to lead the Church as a synodal “field hospital” in the year ahead.
Feb 22, 2019 - 02:45 pm .- Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Bombay called Friday for the “entire Church” to “act decisively to prevent abuse from occurring in the future and to do whatever possible to foster healing for victims.”
Dec 3, 2018 - 04:00 pm .- The Irish organization Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) has written an open letter to the country’s bishops, requesting a national assembly to discuss potential reforms to the Church.
Oct 29, 2018 - 12:14 pm .- Among the most debated paragraphs of the final document from the Synod of Bishops on young people, faith, and vocational discernment were those pertaining to the concept of synodality.
Oct 27, 2018 - 05:05 pm .- The final document of the Synod of Bishop’s fifteenth general session was approved by the members and released late Saturday. While the session was convened to discuss the topics of young people, the faith, and vocational discernment, the concept of “synodality” itself emerged as a key subject in the final text.
Oct 25, 2018 - 04:00 pm .- As the 2018 synod of bishops considers a draft text of the meeting’s final document, discussion has turned to the nature of the synod itself. According to early reports, the third section of the final document focuses on the concept of “synodality.” What is “synodality?”
May 18, 2018 - 12:00 am .- A newly released document from the Vatican’s theological advisory commission seeks to explain and advance “synodality,” a concept of particular importance to Pope Francis.