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The publication of any contribution should not be understood as an endorsement of its content; nor should anyone interpret such a publication as an act of formal recognition by the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops of the group or community submitting the contribution.

Synodality is more than just a word or a slogan. Synodality is an expression of the very nature of the Church – the process of discerning how the Spirit is moving us, so that we may continue to fulfill our mission to evangelize in the world..

— Pope Francis

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FRANCE, The synod presented to young people
24 January 2022
Europe
Organisation: Bishops' Conference
Listening with the ear of the heart
24 January 2022
International
Organisation: Holy See
Ecumenismo – Jesus Christ: light for all the Church
24 January 2022
Europe
Organisation: Religious Congregation
INDIA, Ecumenical Prayer Service at Bombay
24 January 2022
Africa
Organisation: Archdiocese / Diocese
US, Need to find a synodal conversation in US?
23 January 2022
North America
Organisation: Religious Congregation
A Message of Synodality from African Bishops
23 January 2022
Africa
Organisation: Religious Congregation
A Guide for Catholics attached to the Traditional Latin Mass
23 January 2022
Europe
Organisation: Organisation / Association /Movement
France (Limoges), Our participation to the synod
23 January 2022
Europe
Organisation: Archdiocese / Diocese

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What to keep in mind when planning a contribution? 

On various occasions Pope Francis has shared what it means to be a synodal Church: a Church of listening and closeness. He has also described the attitudes and inner dispositions that each of us is called to assume in entering into the synod. They are set out in the Preparatory Document (nos.24, 29) and in the Vademecum (paragraphs 2.3-2.4). We ask anyone considering a submission to synodresources.org to keep them in mind.  

Who can send material? 

The current synodal process is addressed to the entire People of God, to all the baptised. In chapter 2.1 of the Vademecum, we urged dioceses to involve people at risk of exclusion (women, migrants, the elderly or Catholics who rarely or never practise their faith). At the same time, in order to participate fully in the act of discernment, it is important for the baptised to listen to the voices of other people in their local context, including those who have abandoned the practice of the faith, people from other faith traditions, people who have no religious beliefs at all. 

Therefore, anyone is entitled to send material. At the same time, because we firmly believe that the experience of faith is and must be communitarian, we will only accept contributions that express the views of a group clearly identified. We regret that individual submissions will not be considered 

To this practical criterion, we would also ask that the contribution be the expression of a real and sincere desire to walk together. In this sense, we invite all those who wish to send a contribution to check that they have not fallen into the "Pitfalls" that we have highlighted in chapter 2.4 of the Vademecum. If this is the case, we will feel free to exclude the content. 

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