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New Instrumentum Laboris focuses on how to implement goals of Synod on Synodality

(Hannah Brockhaus. CNA).

The guiding document for the final part of the Synod on Synodality, published Tuesday, focuses on how to implement certain of the synod’s aims while laying aside some of the more controversial topics from last year’s gathering, such as women’s admission to the diaconate. “Without tangible changes, the vision of a synodal Church will not be credible,” the Instrumentum Laboris, or “working tool,” says. The six sections of the roughly 30-page document will be the subject of prayer, conversation, and discernment by participants in the second session of the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, to be held throughout the month of October in Rome.