Prior to the 2023 meeting of the Synod of Bishops in Rome, Pope Francis asked the People of God to contribute their prayerful reflection on the life of the Church in order to discern together how to be a more communal and evangelizing Body of Christ. This week, the Vatican released both the Regional and National Syntheses of the Synod on Synodality, available below.
In response to the release of the syntheses, Bishop Jeffrey Walsh stated:
“I am pleased to announce the publishing of both the Regional and National Syntheses of the Synod on Synodality. This process of synthesizing thousands of reports has been no small task. Please take some time to read them as we continue to reflect on our experience of Church and what the Holy Spirit is inspiring. My recent time in Rome confirmed the importance of this Synod process to Pope Francis’ understanding of a 'listening Church' discerning God’s holy will.”
More information about the Diocese of Gaylord's Synthesis Report can be found here. Regional and national syntheses are found below: