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What is Synodality?

Synodality denotes the particular style that qualifies the life and mission of the Church, expressing her nature as the People of God journeying together and gathering in assembly, summoned by the Lord Jesus in the power of the Holy Spirit to proclaim the Gospel. Synodality ought to be expressed in the Church’s ordinary way of living and working.

Synodality, in this perspective, is much more than the celebration of ecclesial meetings and Bishops’ assemblies, or a matter of simple internal administration within the Church; it is the specific mode of life and operation of the Church, the People of God, which reveals and gives substance to her being as communion when all her members journey together,
gather in assembly and take an active part in her evangelizing mission.

How can I participate in the Synod?

Everybody can actively participate in the synodal journeying with his/her prayer.
The Synodal Process is first and foremost a spiritual process. It is not a mechanical
data-gathering exercise or a series of meetings and debates. To help people in praying
and sharing their prayers, the website has been implemented.

To be truly ecclesial and effective, the synodal path of listening and discernment should always seek to be communitarian and touch on the life of the community in a defined historical and geographical context according to the logic of an 'incarnated' faith: thus,
we strongly advise against sending one's reflections and/or contributions directly and exclusively to the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops. All faithful must contact the Contact Person/Team of his/her diocese. People who live in dioceses that don't yet have synod plans shall address their requests, reflections or reports to the synodal team of the Episcopal Conference of reference.

Information on this page is taken from the official synod website.

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