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Pope Francis embraces the Primate of the Chaldean Church, Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako, during his audience with Chaldean Bishops

Pope Francis embraces the Primate of the Chaldean Church, Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako, during his audience with Chaldean Bishops

Pope Francis urges Iraqi Chaldean bishops to be builders of unity

05/10/2017 13:41

Pope Francis has urged leaders of the Chaldean Church to be builders of unity, favouring dialogue and collaboration between all actors of Iraqi society. The Pope was addressing bishops in Rome for the Synod of the Chaldeans, taking place from 4 to 8 October.

Pope Francis during his weekly General Audience

Pope Francis during his weekly General Audience

General Audience: Pope Francis announces pre-synodal youth meeting

04/10/2017 10:57

Towards the end of the General Audience on Wednesday Pope Francis announced that from 19 to 24 March 2018, the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops will convene a pre-synodal meeting inviting young people from different parts of the world.

 

Pope Francis addresses an ecumenical event in Sweden during a 2-day visit in October 2016 to mark the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Pope Francis addresses an ecumenical event in Sweden during a 2-day visit in October 2016 to mark the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Pope encourages Methodists and Waldensians to walk path to full Christian unity

21/08/2017 13:37

Pope Francis has urged Methodist and Waldensian Churches to continue to walk together with the Catholic Church on the path towards full Christian unity underlining the importance of the Christian message of welcome and fraternity in a world torn by violence and fear.  

 

Icon of Our Lady of Paisley

The icon of Our Lady of Paisley was commissioned as part of the preparations for the forthcoming diocesan synod in Paisley, Scotland

Scottish Diocese To Hold Diocesan Synod

07/03/2016 16:01

Following the recent Synods of Bishops in the Vatican, a Scottish diocese will soon hold its own synod after more than a year of planning.

The delegates at the Family Synod met in a Plenary Assembly on Thursday

The delegates at the Family Synod met in a Plenary Assembly on Thursday

Synod on the Family: Press Briefing Day 10

15/10/2015 17:08

“The Polish Episcopal Conference does not support the notion of admitting divorced and remarried Catholics to the Eucharist,” said Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki at the daily Synod briefing.

Archbishop Paul Bui Van Doc of Ho Chi Minh City

Archbishop Paul Bui Van Doc of Ho Chi Minh City

Archbishop Van Doc: do not be ashamed of the Gospel

18/10/2014 13:15

The Archbishop of Hô Chí Minh City, Paul Bùi Van Ðoc, delivered the homily during Terce – the Church’s official praise of God at the “third hour” of the morning – on Saturday

Cardinal Reinhard Marx

Cardinal Reinhard Marx, president of the German bishops conference, at the Synod on the Family

Card Marx: Pope is seeking input to take Church forward

17/10/2014 17:18

Cardinal Reinhard Marx was a key speaker at a press briefing on Friday to share insights on how participants at the Synod have been seeking ways of bringing together Church doctrine with the pressing pastoral concerns of its leaders. 

Cardinal Christoph Schonborn of Vienna

Cardinal Christoph Schonborn of Vienna speaking at the Synod on the Family

Synod fathers seek seeds of truth in every family home

16/10/2014 18:01

Synod participants move another step closer to the conclusion of their two week meeting on Thursday as the results of their small working groups are made public