2023 Synod

Synod, soccer, sexuality: Pope gives another wide-ranging interview

In an hourlong interview with Italy's main news program, Pope Francis announced he would travel to Dubai in early December for the U.N. Climate Change Conference, COP28.
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Bishops pray at the start of a session of the Synod of Bishops on Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment at the Vatican Oct. 9, 2018. (OSV News file photo/Paul Haring, CNS)

What Follows the October 2023 Synod?

What happens after this four-week meeting during which many diverse viewpoints have been expressed? How will the process work? Will the results wind up in a binder gathering dust?
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Synod assembly won’t be secret, but won’t be open to press, pope says 

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM MONGOLIA (CNS) — The Synod of Bishops is not a television show or a parliamentary debate, and its discussions will not be open to the public or to reporters, Pope Francis said. “We must safeguard ...
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Global synod’s first-ever discussion of ‘LGBTQ+ people’ raises pastoral questions 

(OSV News) — Those who minister to, or are part of, the community of people who identify as LGBTQ+ have observed a noted shift with respect to them and their concerns in the working document for the Catholic Church’s forthcoming ...
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Editorial: Not Your Average Synod

The synod process thus far has lain bare many things that Catholics feel need to be addressed. And we have found our voices.
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Pope Francis gives a speech

What Will the October 2023 Synod Discuss?

Pope Francis has called for a synod to be held in Rome, starting in October 2023 with another session in October 2024.
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