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5th Meeting of the XIII Ordinary Council in October

The 4th meeting of the XIII Ordinary Council of the Synod of Bishops, held in the 13-14 June 2013 fixed the date of the 5th meeting of the Council on 7-8 October 2013, revealed a communique from the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops on Tuesday.
In the 4th meeting, the members were able to examine the criteria and rationale for the choice of the theme of the next Assembly, in order to come up with some options to be presented to the Holy Father for the final decision, the press release further stated.

The General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops, after having completed the process of Exhortation of the 13th Ordinary General Assembly, which took place in the month of October 2012 on The new evangelization for the transmission of the Christian faith, now devotes to preparatory process of the 14th Ordinary General Assembly scheduled for the year 2015.

In the process of choosing the theme for this assembly, the 4th meeting of the XIII Ordinary Council, held in June 2013 has had on the agenda the discussion of the proposals submitted in this regard by the Synods of Bishops of the Eastern Catholic Churches sui iuris, the episcopal conferences, the Departments of the Roman Curia, the Union of Superiors General, institutional organizations consulted as part of cooperation synodal activity.

The work began with the intervention of the Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops, Archbishop Nikola Eterovic, who in his address he referred to the Year of Faith in progress, and also the abdication of the Petrine ministry by Benedict XVI and the subsequent election of the new Pope, Pope Francis.

Pope Francis met the members of the Council on 13 June. About the institution Synod, Pope Francis said that it was born from the Second Vatican Council and in 50th years has been beneficial for the mission and the communion of the Church, as an expression of collegiality. "We are confident that the Synod of Bishops know further developments to encourage even more dialogue and collaboration between the Bishops and between them and the Bishop of Rome", added the Pope.Source: VR Sedoc


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