Synod on the Family

Pope Francis

The XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops will take place from October 4 – 25, 2015. The theme of the event is “The vocation and mission of the family in the Church and in the contemporary world.”

This synod will continue the work of last October’s Extraordinary General Assembly of Bishops by “reflecting further on the points discussed so as to formulate appropriate pastoral guidelines” for the pastoral care of persons and the family.

The following U.S. bishops will attend: Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz (Louisville, USCCB President), Cardinal Daniel DiNardo (Galveston-Houston, USCCB Vice President), Archbishop Jose Gomez (Los Angeles), and Archbishop Charles Chaput (Philadelphia). Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone (San Francisco) and Archbishop Blase Cupich (Chicago) have been named as alternates.