XVI Ordinary Synod of Bishops 2023

Please find below a letter from Bishop Anthony Randazzo concerning a Synod Pope Francis has called for the whole Church. A synod is an assembly of the clergy and sometimes the laity to consider a Church matter. The theme of the Synod is how to journey together and to listen, hence the title given by Pope Francis is, “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission.”

In addition to Bishop Anthony’s letter below, please find on this page, information, videos and links to help you understand the purpose and process for the Synod. Also included are links to keep you abreast of developments.

It is important to be aware that there are several related local Church initiatives in progress that affect our Diocese of Broken Bay. These are referred to in Bishop Anthony’s letter. These initiatives (with links to their websites) include –

Links

Link to Australian Catholics page on the Synod 2023 – https://www.catholic.org.au/synodalchurch

Bishop Anthony’s Letter – https://stagatha.org.au/KeepSakes/BpAnthonyLtrOct2021.pdf

Read Bishop Anthony’s Letter below

or download a PDF copy here (2Mb).

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