vatican synod


Three hundred Catholic Bishops from around the world came together in Rome for the XIII Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, to reflect on the theme of "The New Evangelisation for the Transmission of the Christian Faith". 

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The Archbishop of Birmingham, the Most Rev Bernard Longley, has made a key intervention at the XIII Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, in Rom...Read more


Written Intervention

The Rt Rev Kieran Conry made an intervention “In Scriptis” to the Synod of Bishops on New Evangelisation meeting in Rome on Thursday, 18 October 2012. Read more


Bishop's Blog 3

Greetings again to all from Rome! On Saturday morning, 20th September, the General Congregation of the Synod met to receive an initial draft of a message wh...Read more


Synod Father

Pope Benedict XVI appointed the Most Reverend Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham, as a Synod Father for the Thirteenth Ordinary General Assembly of th...Read more


Bishop Campbell

The Rt Rev Michael Campbell OSA is a Bishop representative at the Evangelisation Synod in Rome. Bishop Campbell is the Bishop of Lancaster. Before travelling...Read more


Bishop Conry

Just before travelling to Rome to take part in the Synod, the Rt Rev Kieran Conry, Chair of the Bishops' Conference Department for Evangelisation and Cateche...Read more

lay representatives

Synod Experts

There are two lay representatives attending the Synod on New Evangelisation from England and Wales - both are senior academics at the Maryvale Institute on the outskirts of Birmingham. Maryvale is an International Catholic Distance-Learning College for Catechesis, Theology, Philosophy and Religious Education. 

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