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The members of the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization have recommend the creation of church body to promote religious freedom. The recommendation was one of the propositions Synod members would present to Pope Benedict XVI. The Synod concluded on Sunday with a mass celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI at St. Peter’s Basilica. On ...read more
The full text of Pope Beendict XVI’s homily at the Mass concluding the XIII Ordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the New Evangelization. Dear Brother Bishops, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Brothers and Sisters, The miracle of the healing of blind Bartimaeus comes at a significant point in the structure of Saint Mark’s ...read more
Fr. Thomas Rosica, Cardinal-Designate Luis Antonio Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, and Salt and Light’s Sebastian Gomes at the Synod on the New Evangelization shortly after Tagle was named Cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI at his General Audience on October 24, 2012.  To see more of the new Cardinal-to-be, view our special WITNESS interview with him ...read more
On today’s edition of Inside the Synod we speak to Toronto’s own Sr. Gil Goulding and take you into the Vatican Gardens. ...read more
At the beginning of week three of the Synod on the New Evangelization, the compiled “List of Propositions” was presented in the General Assembly.  The small language groups had worked tirelessly the week before, on a very tight timeline, to synthesize the interventions and the open discussions of the Synod Fathers.   The Relator General, Cardinal ...read more
Today on Inside the Synod, Sebastian talks to the Secretary General, Archbishop Nicola Eterovic and gets a rundown of the past few days events from Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB. ...read more
Today’s photo comes from Sebastian Gomes who is currently in Rome with exclusive access to the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Faith. Here Synod members are gathered in their small working groups. The group in the foreground includes Canadian Bishop John Corriveau, OFM of Nelson, B.C.  In the ...read more
Tonight on Inside the Synod we recap the interventions that got the most buzz, Sebastian brings us interviews with Cardinal Kurt Koch and Cardinal Tong Hon, and we bring you the details on Cardinal Wurel’s summary of everything that’s been said so far. ...read more
The Holy See will send a delegation of cardinals to Syria in the next few days to witness the suffering of Syrians in Damascus. The announcement was made October 16 during the afternoon session of the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization for the transmission of the faith. At the beginning of the session ...read more
Vatican Radio – At the conclusion of the Mass to celebrate the anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople addressed Pope Benedict XVI and the Bishops and Faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square. In his remarks, Patriarch Bartholomew – the “primus inter pares”, the “first among ...read more