The theme for the upcoming Synod of Bishops is “For a synodal Church: communion, participation and mission.”
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One of Bishop Grech’s main tasks will be preparing for the forthcoming synod on synodality, scheduled for Oct. 2022.
A Feb. 15 statement said the pope chose to call the next ordinary assembly for 2022, at a space of four years instead of three from the previous one, “so as to ensure greater involvement of the whole Church in the preparation and celebration of the next Ordinary Synod.”
According to Bishop Juan Ignacio Arrieta Ochoa, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, 'It is useless for anyone to pretend that the German synod is binding, because no one has given that authority to the German synod.'
They were the only US bishops named as synod fathers for the upcoming Oct. 6-17 Synod for the Pan-Amazonian Region, according to the official list of participants published today.
But some Church analysts suggest there are more effective ways to facilitate immediate action.
The working document for the Oct. 3-28 Synod of Bishops on Young People, the Faith and the Discernment of Vocation was published June 19, and includes contributions from both young people themselves, and bishops’ conferences.
Prompted by the shortage of priests, some in the Church are considering opening up ordination to a larger pool of men to provide the Mass and sacraments.