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SYNOD. An ecclesiastical assembly.

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Which brings us to the question: What is the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops - and the following Ordinary Synod of Bishops (in October 2015) - all about?
HARISSA, Lebanon: Pope Benedict XVI, who signed the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation of the Special Assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops Friday, urged Christians in the region to be brave and remain loyal to their beliefs and values.
They will assist current synod secretary general Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri and undersecretary Bishop Fabio Fabene until the next assembly of the synod of bishops.
FROM OCTOBER 5-19, BISHOPS from around the globe gathered in Rome for the Extraordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the theme of "The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization.
NNA - Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops, Lorenzo Baldisseri, said on Friday that the religious minorities in the Middle East play a major role in peace, reconciliation and development.
With the progress of the Synod of Bishops, the Vatican releases its mid-term report outline summarising the issues being discussed among Synod Fathers.
6 -- Pope Francis will preside over the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops in Rome from October 5 to 19.
The book can be considered Cardinal Mueller's "definitive contribution to preparations for the next synod of bishops, dedicated to the family" being held in Rome 5-19 October.
Sfeir also prayed God would inspire the Synod of Bishops to elect the "best candidate" to head Lebanon's Maronite Church.
Gays and lesbians can be leaders within the Anglican Church of Southern Africa as long as they remain celibate, its synod of bishops has declared.
ROME -- Haifa Chief Rabbi She'ar Yashuv Cohen became the first Jewish spiritual leader to address a synod of bishops at the Vatican in October.
This work is an excellent collection of documents from the 1998 Special Assembly of the (Catholic) Synod of Bishops for Asia.