Bulletin Announcements on Synods and Synodality # 5
June 28, 2021 • Diocese of St. Augustine

What is a Synod of Bishops?  # 5

Almost every two years since 1967, the Church has celebrated a Synod of Bishops. This is a special and unique moment in the life of the Church. Bishops from all over the world gather to assist the Bishop of Rome with “providing for the good of the universal Church”. In each Synod, the Church “journeys together”, along a specific path, focusing on a theme chosen by the Pope. In the end, the Pope “confirms his brethren in the faith” regarding “matters and situations that bear upon the internal life of the Church and upon the kind of action (s) that the Church should be carrying on in today’s world” (Pope St. Paul VI)