Bishops, Synod of

Bishops, Synod of

▪ Roman Catholic ecclesiastical body
      in the Roman Catholic Church, the institution of periodic meetings of bishops established in 1965 by Pope Paul VI. According to the “Decree on the Bishops' Pastoral Office in the Church” issued by the Second Vatican Council, the synod is convoked by the pope with the intention of assisting him in church government and of demonstrating the responsibility of bishops as a body for the universal church in addition to their individual responsibility in their respective dioceses.

      The pope determines its procedures and agenda and appoints no more than 15 percent of the bishops. The rest of the delegates are elected by their respective national episcopal conferences or are ex officio members. In the years after its institution, the synod was convoked biennially, and the number of delegates averaged about 200. Issues discussed by the delegates included the nature of the priestly ministry, the putting into practice of the principle of collegiality, and the church's obligations in promoting social justice. The procedures for synods are now incorporated in the second Code of Canon Law (1983).

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Нужна курсовая?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Synod of Pistoia —     Synod of Pistoia     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Synod of Pistoia     Held 18 to 28 September, 1786, by Scipio de’ Ricci, Bishop of Pistoia and Prato. It marks the most daring effort ever made to secure for Jansenism and allied errors a… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Synod — • A general term for ecclesiastical gatherings under hierarchical authority, for the discussion and decision of matters relating to faith, morals, or discipline. It corresponds to the Latin word concilium Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Synod — Syn od (s[i^]n [u^]d), n. [L. synodus, Gr. sy nodos a meeting; sy n with + odo s a way; cf. AS. sino[eth], seno[eth], F. synode, both from the Latin.] 1. (Eccl. Hist.) An ecclesiastic council or meeting to consult on church matters. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Synod of Whitby —     Synod of Whitby     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Synod of Whitby     The Christianizing of Britain begun by St. Augustine in A.D. 597 was carried on with varying success throughout the seventh century. One great hindrance to progress lay in the… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Synod of Homberg — consisted of the clergy, the nobility, and the representatives of cities, and was held October 20–22, 1526. The synod is remarkable for a premature scheme of democratic church government and discipline, which failed for the time, but contained… …   Wikipedia

  • synod — [sin′əd] n. [ME, altered (after LL) < OE sinoth < LL(Ec) synodus < LGr(Ec) synodos, church synod < Gr, a meeting, lit., a coming together < syn , together + hodos, way: see ODE1] 1. an ecclesiastical council; specif., a) R.C.Ch. a… …   English World dictionary

  • Synod — A synod historically is a council of a church, usually convened to decide an issue of doctrine, administration or application. In modern usage, the word often refers to the governing body of a particular church, whether its members are meeting or …   Wikipedia

  • Synod of Milan — There are at least four synods that can be called Synod of Milan (or Council of Milan), all of which took place in Mediolanum (modern Milan, in Italy). Contents 1 Synod of 345 2 Synod of 355 3 Synod of 389 …   Wikipedia

  • Bishops of Rome under Constantine I — Raphael s The Vision of the Cross depicts a cross instead of the Chi Rho …   Wikipedia

  • Synod of Elvira — The Synod of Elvira (Latin: Concilium Eliberritanum, Spanish: Concilio de Elvira) was an ecclesiastical synod held in Elvira, now Granada, in what was then the Roman province of Hispania Baetica, which ranks among the more important provincial… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”