Synod of Bishops – Local Churches

Synod of Bishops will begin in the local Churches

Pope Francis has announced a Church-wide process of consultation and discernment. In October 2021, Pope Francis will open a three-year synodal journey with three phases (diocesan, continental, universal) of consultations and discernment, culminating with the assembly in October 2023 in Rome. Every diocese in the universal Church will embark on a structured discernment as the People of God. This marks a watershed in the Pope’s search for a more synodal Church, in which people, priests and bishops “walk together” in mission, echoing the disciples walking with Jesus on the road to Emmaus.

Address of His Holiness Pope Francis at the Ceremony Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Institution of the Synod of Bishops 17th October 2015


Watch Presentation of renewed synodal process

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