Pope Francis has issued a worldwide invitation to all Catholics to participate in the Synod on Synodality. The theme of this Synod is For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission.
The word synod is rooted in Greek and means “same road” or “journeying together.” Through this synodal process, Pope Francis invites every Catholic to prayerfully reflect and learn together about how God is calling us to be the Church in the third millennium.
United in prayer, engaged in dialogue, enlightened by the Word, and guided by the Holy Spirit, we will strive to be faithful messengers of the Good News and to pursue the path to which God calls us – towards deeper communion, fuller participation, and greater openness to fulfilling our mission in the world.
The first part of this journey is taking place now, in dioceses across the world, leading up to the Synod on Synodality, a gathering of Bishops from across the globe that will take place in Rome, in October of 2023.