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Vatican webinar: Women in Synodality

Ambassador Chiara Porro

Ambassador Chiara Porro

Source: Georgetown University

Women in Synodality - a conference organised by the Australian Embassy to the Holy See, Georgetown University, and La Civiltà Cattolica will take place in Rome on Thursday, 16 December 16, 2021.

This panel discussion will feature religious and lay women who are involved in the organizational and guiding processes for the Catholic Church's Synod on Synodality, which will conclude in 2023. Synod of Bishops Undersecretary Sr Nathalie Becquart, XMCJ, will speak, along with Dr Myriam Wijlens a consultor to the Synod of Bishops, Sr Patricia Murray, IBVM, a member of the spirituality commission of the Synod on Synodality; Sr Béatrice Faye, CIC, a member of the theological commission of the Synod on Synodality and Ms Susan Pascoe, AM, a member of the methodology commission of the Synod on Synodality.

Australian Ambassador to the Holy See Chiara Porro will moderate a Q&A discussion with the panelists. Rev Antonio Spadaro, SJ, editor-in-chief of the Jesuit periodical La Civiltà Cattolica. will offer an introduction, and Dr Debora Tonelli Georgetown University representative in Rome will give the final remarks.

This event is co-sponsored by the Australian Embassy to the Holy See, La Civiltà Cattolica, and Georgetown University. It will conducted in English in-person and online. from 10.30am - 12.30pm Rome time in Villa Malta - La Civiltà Cattolica, Via di Porta Pinciana 1. (9.30 - 11.30am London time).

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Please email Debora Tonelli ( if you are interested in attending in person. Because of public health restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, an in-person seat is not guaranteed unless you have received a confirmation email.


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