US bishops express ‘some frustration’ with Vatican in new Synod synthesis report

(Catholic World News).

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has released its national synthesis report for the interim stage of the synod on synodality.

The synod’s interim stage followed the October 2023 session of the Synod of Bishops. In December, the Synod of Bishops asked episcopal conferences to hold listening sessions; the USCCB, in turn, suggested that dioceses hold listening sessions during Lent.

76% of US dioceses submitted reports on over 1,000 listening sessions in which 35,000 people participated.

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