Published national syntheses

National Syntheses translated into English, Español, Italiano and po polsku. For all of us to provide the synodal perspective of other particular churches.

On this site, with God’s help, we will post all the published national syntheses in the original version and translated into English, Spanish, Polish and Italian (if no versions translated by individual episcopates are available it will be machine translation – DeepL or Google Translate). This will provide the synodal perspective of other particular churches.

[Some of the addresses of the episcopal conferences where further national syntheses may appear can be found here – for any help in monitoring them and possibly submitting further national syntheses, a big God bless you!]

Any errors or missing syntheses can be sent to lp.gr1670415467o.don1670415467ys@tk1670415467atnok1670415467

Working document for the continental stage

It is a great joy for me to present to you the Working Document for the Continental Stage of the Synod. The contents of the Document are a clear testimony of the process taking place in the Church. The summaries attest that where consultation has taken place, it has borne abundant fruit. The surprise of the group that collaborated in reading the summaries and writing the Document is the unique convergence on many points of contributions that came from very different ecclesial and cultural backgrounds. It is true that the Document was written from the summaries of the Bishops' Conferences and not directly from the contributions of the particular Churches. To assume that all the Bishops' Conferences purposely stifled the prophecy of the People of God is just as ideological as to assume otherwise. (...)

  • Episcopal Conference of Angola and São Tomé
  • Episcopal Conference of Benin
  • Conference of Bishops of Burkina Faso and of Niger
  • Conference of Catholic Bishops of Burundi
  • National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon
  • Central African Episcopal Conference
  • Episcopal Conference of Chad
  • Episcopal Conference of the Congo
  • Episcopal Conference of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Episcopal Conference of the Côte d’Ivoire
  • Episcopal Conference of Equatorial Guinea
  • Assembly of Catholic Hierarchs of Ethiopia and Eritrea
  • Episcopal Conference of Gabon
  • Inter-territorial Catholic Bishops’ Conference of The Gambia and Sierra Leone
  • Ghana Bishops’ Conference
  • Episcopal Conference of Guinea
  • Episcopal Conference of the Indian Ocean
  • Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • Lesotho Catholic Bishops’ Conference
  • Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Liberia
  • Episcopal Conference of Madagascar
  • Episcopal Conference of Malawi
  • Episcopal Conference of Mali
  • Episcopal Conference of Mozambique
  • Namibian Catholic Bishops’ Conference
  • Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria
  • Regional Episcopal Conference of North Africa
  • Conference of Catholic Bishops of Rwanda
  • Conference of Bishops of Senegal, Mauritania, Cape Verde, and Guinea Bissau
  • Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC)
  • Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference
  • Tanzania Episcopal Conference
  • Episcopal Conference of Togo
  • Uganda Episcopal Conference
  • Zambia Episcopal Conference
  • Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference