2023.01.09 Sinodo dei Vescovi - Corso online

Synod: second on-line course on synodality to start in February

In the lead-up to the Synod of Bishops on synodality in October, Catholic institutions prepare to hold their second Intercontinental Massive Online Course (MOOC) focused on the theme: “History, Theology and Ministerial Practice of Synodality”.

By Vatican News staff reporter

As the 2021-2024 Synod on synodality continues through the Continental Stage, Latin American Members of the Theological Commission of the General Secretariat of the Synod and the Ibero-American Theology Group are organizing the second Intercontinental Massive Online Course (MOOC) under the theme “History, Theology and Ministerial Practice of Synodality”, to be held during the months of February, 2023. 

A series of four on-line courses

The course is part of a series of four, the first of which was held in July 2022 with the participation of over 100,000 people from across the world.

According to a press release, the initiative is supported by Catholic Universities worldwide using a digital platform hosted by the Department of "Formación Continua" of Boston College School of Theology and Ministry and is sponsored by several bodies, including the Latin American Episcopal Council (CELAM), the Latin American Confederation of Religious men and women (CLAR), the Council of the European Bishops’ Conference (CCEE), the Federation of Asian Bishops Conferences (FABC), the International Union of women Superiors General (UISG) and the Union of men Superiors General (USG), along with other peer’ ecclesial organizations.

Free access to the course

The courses are offered at no cost  and and are specifically intended for pastoral agents, religious women and men, laity, priests, bishops and many other people who would like to know in a simple, but deep way what synodality is about.

Lecturers from different cultures and Local Churches will share their knowledge and experience about the history, the theology and the ministerial practice in a Synodal Church. Each topic will be presented in an intercontinental and intercultural perspective, to help discover the many ways of being Church.


Lectures are pre-recorded and available to be watched in Spanish, English, Portuguese, French, Italian and German.

This second course will be introduced by Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, President of the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) and General Rapporteur of the Synod, along with Fr. Carlos María Galli (Argentina), Dr. Rafael Luciani (Venezuela) and Serena Noceti (Italy).

Those interested can register at the link : 

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09 January 2023, 12:35