Synod of Bishops

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Also known as: Bischofssynode (Deutsch) / Sínodo de los Obispos (español) / Synode des Évêques (français) / Sinodo dei Vescovi (Italiano) / Synod Biskupów (polski) / 世界主教代表會議 (正體中文) / Synodus Episcoporum (latine)

Address: Palazzo del Bramante, Via della Conciliazione, 34, 00193 Roma, Italy

Phone: 06.69.88.48.21; 06.69.88.43.24

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History

Documents: Documents (x 58)

Synods of BishopsDateAscending
1ˢᵗ Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops1967.09.29 – 1967.10.29
1ˢᵗ Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops1969.10.11 – 1969.10.28
2ⁿᵈ Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops1971.09.30 – 1971.11.06
3ʳᵈ Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops1974.09.27 – 1974.10.26
4ᵗʰ Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops1977.09.30 – 1977.10.29
Special Assembly for the Netherlands of the Synod of Bishops1980.01.14 – 1980.01.31
5ᵗʰ Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops1980.09.26 – 1980.10.25
6ᵗʰ Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops1983.09.29 – 1983.10.29
2ⁿᵈ Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops1985.11.24 – 1985.12.08
7ᵗʰ Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops1987.10.01 – 1987.10.30
8ᵗʰ Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops1990.09.30 – 1990.10.28
1ˢᵗ Special Assembly for Europe of the Synod of Bishops1991.11.28 – 1991.12.14
1ˢᵗ Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops1994.04.10 – 1994.05.08
9ᵗʰ Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops1994.10.02 – 1994.10.29
Special Assembly for Lebanon of the Synod of Bishops1995.11.26 – 1995.12.14
Special Assembly for America of the Synod of Bishops1997.11.16 – 1997.12.12
Special Assembly for Asia of the Synod of Bishops1998.04.19 – 1998.05.14
Special Assembly for Oceania of the Synod of Bishops1998.11.22 – 1998.12.12
2ⁿᵈ Special Assembly for Europe of the Synod of Bishops1999.10.01 – 1999.10.23
10ᵗʰ Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops2001.09.30 – 2001.10.27
11ᵗʰ Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops2005.10.02 – 2005.10.23
12ᵗʰ Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops2008.10.05 – 2008.10.26
2ⁿᵈ Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops2009.10.04 – 2009.10.25
Special Assembly for Middle East of the Synod of Bishops2010.10.10 – 2010.10.24
13ᵗʰ Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops2012.10.07 – 2012.10.28
3ʳᵈ Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops2014.10.05 – 2014.10.19
14ᵗʰ Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops2015.10.04 – 2015.10.25
15ᵗʰ Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops2018.10.03 – 2018.10.28
Special Assembly for the Pan-Amazon region of the Synod of Bishops2019.10.06 – 2019.10.27
First Session of 16ᵗʰ Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops2023.10.04 – 2023.10.29
Second Session of 16ᵗʰ Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops2024.10

Present Officials

Secretary General (2020.09.15 – ...):MaltaCardinal Mario Grech (66)Cardinal Mario Grech (66)

Cardinal-Deacon of Ss. Cosma e Damiano

Bishop emeritus of Gozo (Malta)

Undersecretary (2021.02.06 – ...):SpainBishop Luis Marín de San Martín, O.S.A. (62)Bishop Luis Marín de San Martín, O.S.A. (62)

Titular Bishop of Suliana

Undersecretary (2021.02.06 – ...):FranceSr. Nathalie Becquart, X.M.C.J. (54)

Past Officials

Secretary General:ItalyCardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri (83)Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri (83) (2013.09.21 – 2020.09.15)
Secretary General:CroatiaArchbishop Nikola Eterović (73)Archbishop Nikola Eterović (73) (2004.02.11 – 2013.09.21)
Secretary General:BelgiumCardinal Jan Pieter Schotte, C.I.C.M. (1985.04.24 – 2004.02.11)
Secretary General:SlovakiaArchbishop Jozef Tomko (later Cardinal) (1979.07.12 – 1985.04.24)
Secretary General:PolandCardinal Władysław Rubin (1967.02.27 – 1979.07.12)
Pro-Secretary General:MaltaCardinal Mario Grech (66)Bishop Mario Grech (66) (later Cardinal) (2019.10.02 – 2020.09.15)
Undersecretary:ItalyArchbishop Fabio Fabene (64)Bishop Fabio Fabene (64) (later Archbishop) (2014.02.08 – 2021.01.18)
Undersecretary:ItalyCardinal Fortunato Frezza (81)Msgr. Fortunato Frezza (81) (later Cardinal) (1997.06.23 – 2013.09)

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