Pope Francis opens Synod on Synodality in Rome

Pope Francis will officially open the Synod on Synodality at the Vatican with the Celebration of the Eucharist in St. Peter’s Basilica (Sunday, 10 October).

People can follow the proceedings from 9.00 to 11.00 a.m. in live streaming with commentary on Vatican News (www.vaticannews.va) or on the free VaticanNews App or on VaticanMedia’s youtube channel.

The official opening was preceded by a Moment of Reflection in the Synod’s New Hall (on Saturday, 9 October). The texts and videos from the prayer time are available here.

For a synodal Church:

communion, participation and mission

The motto of the 2023 Synod of Bishops

A group of 25 people representing all the people of God and the different continents will be involved in the opening Mass of the Synod on Sunday.

The group is composed of a visually impaired person; two religious, two young people from the youth ministry, a Congolese family; a permanent deacon with his wife and two children, a young man from the Romanian Latin rite community and one from the Indian Syro-Malabar rite community, a Lebanese Maronite chaplain, an engaged couple and two other couples, a young priest, a young man from the Roman Catholic Church, a young man from the Indian Orthodox Church and a young man from the Italian Orthodox Church.

The Synod’s dedicated website is here.