Catholic Culture Solidarity
Catholic Culture Solidarity
Catholic World News

Synod of Bishops releases names of members of study groups, working groups

July 10, 2024

» Continue to this story on General Secretariat of the Synod

CWN Editor's Note: The General Secretariat of the Synod has released the names of the members of the five working groups and ten study groups associated with the synod on synodality.

The five working groups have been constituted “for the study of the five perspectives to be studied theologically” in view of the October session of the Synod of Bishops. The five perspectives are “the synodal missionary face of the local church” (i.e., diocese), “the synodal missionary face of Church groups,” “the synodal missionary face of the universal Church,” “the synodal method,” and “the ‘place’ of the synodal Church in mission.”

The ten study groups, whose themes were announced by the Pope in March, have been asked to complete their work by June 2025, “if possible.”

Of particular interest is study group 9, devoted to “theological criteria and synodal methodologies for shared discernment of controversial doctrinal, pastoral, and ethical issues.” Its members are

  • Archbishop Carlos Castillo Mattasoglio of Lima, Peru
  • Archbishop Filippo Iannone, O Carm, prefect of the Dicastery for Legislative Texts
  • Msgr. Piero Coda, secretary general of the International Theological Commission
  • Father Maurizio Chiodi of the John Paul II Institute in Rome
  • Father Carlo Casalone, SJ, of the Pontifical Academy for Life
  • Sister Josée Ngalula, RSA, of the Catholic University of the Congo in Kinshasa
  • Professor Stella Morra of the Pontifical Gregorian University

The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.


For all current news, visit our News home page.

Sound Off! supporters weigh in.

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

There are no comments yet for this item.