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Laity Voting at the Synod of Bishops — What Would Paul VI Say?

National Catholic RegisterPope Paul VI celebrates Easter Mass in St. Peter’s Square on March 26, 1967.

Lay Catholics and women religious will be voting members of the October 2023 Synod of Bishops, and while synodal officials dismiss talk of a ‘revolution,’ some canonists say it could alter the nature of the assembly.