Launch towards the 2013 Synod: texts, speeches and video


Opening of Cardinal Grech, Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops : “The Holy Spirit already at work precedes us on this path to discover”

Speech by Pope Francis : “The Synod is the opportunity for pastoral missionary and ecumenical conversion”

Greetings from Cardinal Hollerich, general rapporteur : “Synodality is entering into an ever greater“ we ””

Meditation by Fr. Paul Béré, sj, Burkinabé : Contemplating the face of Christ, we will be the source of life ”

Meditation by Christina Inogés-Sanz, Spanish : “For the first time, all the People of God are participating in a Synod of Bishops”

Testimony of Dominique Yon, South African : “Let us include women and young people in the processes of the Church”

Testimony of Bishop Lazarus You Heung-sik, Korean, Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy : “Open the doors to the Spirit for a new Pentecost”

Testimony of Brother Aloïs, Prior of Taizé : His innovative proposals for the synodal process

The documents

→ Synod of Bishops – the three phases of the journey towards the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of 2023

“For a Synodal Church”, the Preparatory Document for the 2023 Synod of Bishops

the Vademecum for the first phase of the 2021-2023 Synod on Synodality is available in French

The video of the morning


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