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Pope urges Synod Bishops to speak frankly and listen humbly

Posted on October 7, 2014 at 3:40 AM Comments comments (0)
Hear what Pope Francis had to say to the Synod of Bishops ahead of Sunday's kick off.

Pope Francis: The Family is an Integral part of God's Plan for Humanity

Posted on October 7, 2014 at 3:35 AM Comments comments (0)
Hear what the Pope had to say about the family as he celebrated Mass ahead of the Synod of Bishops.

Pope Francis asks for prayers aheead of Synod of Bishops

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 9:37 AM Comments comments (0)
Today, in his General Audience, Pope Francis asked for the prayers of the faithful for the Church's Synod of Bishops which will start on Sunday.  The Pope also spoke of the value of the gifts of the Holy Spirit which continue to be poured out on the Church and spoke of St Therese of Lisieux's deep love for the Church.

Cardinal Baldisseri outlines new methodology for upcoming Synod of Bishops

Posted on September 10, 2014 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)
A total of 253 people will make up the Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops when it starts on October 5th.  This will include 13 married couples who have been invited to take part.
To read more about the make up of the gathering and to find out what the Synod will entail, click here:

Synod of Bishops facing quite a challenge

Posted on July 4, 2014 at 8:18 AM Comments comments (0)
Cardinal Baldisseri, Synod Secretary General, speaks about the challenges facing the upcoming Synod of Bishops, in particular, issues around divorce, same-sex attraction and teaching children about the beauty of marriage.

Pope Francis calls Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for only the Third Time in the Church's History

Posted on October 8, 2013 at 10:49 AM Comments comments (2)
Pope Francis has today called an Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, an event which has only occurred three times in the history of the Church.
The Synod will take place from 5th – 19th October 2014 and will be on the subject of ‘The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelisation’. 
The Pope will only call for such a meeting to take place when the subject matter under consideration is evidently in need of rapid definition.  Father Federico Lombardi of the Holy See Press Office said, “it is right that the Church should move as a community in reflection and prayer, and that she takes common pastoral directions in relation to the most important points – such as the pastoral of the family – under the guidance of the Pope and the bishops. The convocation of the extraordinary Synod clearly indicates this path. In this context, the proposal of particular pastoral solutions by local persons or offices carries the risk of engendering confusion. It is opportune to emphasise the importance of following a path in full communion with the ecclesial community”.