French Nathalie Bequart is the first woman in the history of the Catholic Church to be voted into the Synod of Bishops. Pope Francis appoints nuns as synod undersecretaries Vatican Communication was done. The 53-year-old is an advisor to the Secretary-General of the Synod of Bishops since 2019.
In an interview with Francis “Vatican Radio”, with the appointment of Beacvert as underscritory, the Synod General of the Bishop of Cardiff, Cardinal Mario Grech, said “to involve women more in church discrimination and decision-making processes Is underlining his desire. “
The next regular synod is to take place in 2022
The Synod of Bishops is an advisory body for the Pope. The head of the church decides when and on what topics the synagogue is held. In addition to the General Assembly, the Pope can call an extraordinary assembly on current issues or a special assembly on regional subjects, as it did in the Family Synod in 2014 and the Amazon Synod in 2019.
Participants in the extraordinary assembly include the president of the National Bishops’ Conferences, the head of the Karia authorities, the representatives of the order, the patrons of the Eastern churches as well as the auditors and experts. The next regular Synod is planned for October 2022 under the motto “For a Synod Church – Fellowship, Participation and Mission”.
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