You can find all available texts and documents of the Synodal Path in English on this website, e.g. the statues and rules of the Synodal Path in general and the draft texts of the Second Synodal Assembly.

Texts of the Second Synodal Assembly of the Synodal Path

Here we offer all draft texts of the Second Synodal Assembly available in Englisch.

The Second Synodal Assembly of the Synodal Path took place from September 30th to October 2nd, 2021. For the first time, the members discussed and voted on texts in the First Reading. The Synodal Commitee has submitted a preamble text and an orientation text with hermeneutical principles. The four Synodal Forums submitted a total of three basic texts and eleven action texts. All current available files are draft files.

First Reading – orientation text

Synodal Forum I “Power and separation of powers in the Church – Joint participation and involvement in the mission”

Synodal Forum II “Priestly existence today”

First Reading – basic text

Synodal Forum III “Women in ministries and offices in the Church”

Synodal Forum IV “Life in succeeding relationships – Living love in sexuality and partnership”

First Reading – basic text

Documents in general

Downloads & Infos
  • Rules of Procedure of the Synodal Path
    Adopted by Resolution of the Synodal Assembly on 31 January 2020
  • Statutes of the Synodal Path
    Read more about how the Synodal Path is organised.
  • Transparency and responsibility
    A statement of the Synodal Committee: Resolute action against sexual abuse and violence in the Church - Bonn, 4 February 2021
  • Minutes
    of the First Synodal Assembly 30 January -1 February 2020, Frankfurt
  • FAQ
    Get more answers in our Frequently Asked Questions (English)
  • Letter of Cardinal Marx and Prof. Dr Sternberg
    The President of the German Bishops’ Conference, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, and the President of the Central Committee of German Catholics (ZdK), Prof. Dr Thomas Sternberg, wrote a letter to the faithful in Germany on 1 December 2019 (published 27/11/2019).

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