Synod of Bishops | Family in the Church
On Sunday, October 4, 2015, join Pope Francis and his brother bishops for Holy Mass opening the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. The CatholicTV Network will air the Mass live from the Vatican at 4 am (rebroadcasts at 11:30 am & 8 pm).
This Synod marks the 50th anniversary of the Synod of Bishops and is to be held October 4th -25th. The Ordinary General Assembly will “continue the work of the III Extraordinary General Assembly by ‘reflect[ing] further on the points discussed so as to formulate appropriate pastoral guidelines’ for the pastoral care of the person and the family (Instrumentum Laboris, III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, usccb.org). The theme of the Synod will be “The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and Contemporary World” and will gather Bishops from all over the world.