We have a dangerous shortfall this month—$8,658 short—a serious deficit. Your support needed NOW!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Synod of Bishops for the New Evangelization: background

Catholic World News - October 08, 2012

The Thirteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops is taking place in Rome from October 7-28. The Vatican has published two press bulletins offering a general background on the synod, whose topic is “The New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith.”

The two highest-ranking officials of the Synod of Bishops are Pope Benedict (who serves as the synod’s president) and its secretary general, since 2004 the Croatian Archbishop Nikola Eterovic. Pope Benedict has appointed three “presidents delegate” to run the synod on a day-to-day basis: Cardinal John Tong Hon of Hong Kong, Cardinal Francisco Robles Ortega of Guadalajara (Mexico), and Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya of Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo). As the synod’s relator general, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington will deliver the most important non-papal talks of the synod.

In all, 262 synod fathers, 45 experts, and 49 auditors will take part in the synod. Fraternal delegates present at the synod include the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople and the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Highlights of the synod include the October 7 proclamation of Saints John of Avila and Hildegard of Bingen as doctors of the Church; the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council and the twentieth anniversary of the promulgation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church on October 11; and the canonization of seven blesseds on October 21.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our January expenses ($8,658 to go):
$35,000.00 $26,342.12
25% 75%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

The Human Mix of Good and Evil 12 hours ago
Conscientious objection to vaccinations 15 hours ago
Can Islam confront its problem with violence? 17 hours ago
On the failure of history—and historians—without Christ January 29
Salvation? No matter who we are, one price. January 28

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis names 20 new cardinals CWN - January 5
In ‘state of the world’ address, Pope decries ‘throwaway culture’ CWN - January 12