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Vatican Releases Synod on Synodality Report Proposing Larger Role for Laity in Church

Pope Francis and delegates at the Synod on Synodality at the conclusion of the assembly on Oct. 28, 2023.

The highly anticipated text was approved paragraph by paragraph on Oct. 28 by a vote of 344 Synod delegates, which for the first time included women and other non-bishops as voting members.