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Pope Francis has chosen the theme and appointed members of the preparatory council for the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon region, which will take place in Rome in October 2019.
Pope Francis announced a special gathering of the Synod of Bishops to focus on evangelization and the connection between faith and environmental concern in the Amazon region.
Archbishop Vigneron outlines results of Detroit's archdiocesan synod -- "a project of a generation" -- while in Springfield, Illinois, and Burlington, Vermont, the synod process is just beginning.
After 18 months of work, synod participants in Gary Diocese aim for increased leadership from younger generation and a focus on spreading Catholic social teaching as they build out implementation plans.