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Synod on Synodality now discussing lay governance and ‘synodality’ as ‘standard’ for the Church

Synod participants are now examining questions related to the exercise of authority in the Church, involving laity, and particularly women, in the hierarchical and decision-making structure, and implementing “synodality” as the “standard” way of Church life at “all levels.”

The assembled members and non-voting members of the Synod on Synodality began the fourth of five modules on October 18. Introduced by synod relator general Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, the overarching theme for the module is: “Participation, governance and authority. What processes, structures and institutions are there in a missionary synodal Church?” Read more…

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