Synodality: Communion, Participation, Mission

This page brings together news, events calendar, links, documents and resources relevant to the global Synod 2021-2023


Pope Francis briefs people of Rome
As Bishop of Rome, Francis briefs his own diocese on phase 1 of the Synod

Learning a way of living the Church
Pope’s Council of Cardinals meets to discuss the Synod


ACTA national conference 16 October 2021 “Synodality: a path for renewing both the Church and society”

Root and Branch Synod
5-12 September 2021
A synod that starts with women, and doesn’t end there

Some Synod Scenarios 14-28 September 2021
Some Synod Scenarios:
A View from The Amazon, Rome, and Liverpool

Documents & References

A Short Summary of the Preparatory Document

The Portico’s own Special Supplement with an abbreviated overview of the Synod

Plymouth Diocese Synod webpage
Bishop Mark’s message, details of the Diocesan contacts, and a Diocesan Frequently Asked Questions

Synod 2021-2023 website
The official Vatican website for the Synod, with news and documents

Synod Preparatory Document The official Vatican Document setting out the background, aims and objectives, plans etc.

Synod Vademecum
The official handbook of the Synod

Synodality in the Life and Mission of the Church
International Theological Commission, 2018

CBCEW guidance on the synodal process
from the Catholic Bishops Council of England and Wales

Pope Francis’ speech to the Synod of Bishops 50th Anniversary of the institution of the Synod, 17 October 2015

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