Commission For Methodology

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commisssion for methodology


- To explore and collect best practices for synodal processes at all levels.

- To propose methodologies for the synodal process in all its phases (vademecum, presynodal meetings, collection and analysis of the synthesis, instrumentum laboris, final document, etc.).

- Draw up a brochure/website on best practices with easily usable tools.

- Identify facilitators or networks of facilitators to help and accompany the synodal process.

- To work on the methodology/process for the celebration of the Synod of Bishops in October 2023.


- Mr. Percival HOLT (India)

- Prof. Cristina INOGÉS SANZ (Spain)

- Prof.  Arnaud JOIN-LAMBERT (France-Belgium)

- Dr. Christina Kheng LI LIN (Singapore)

- Mr. Mauricio LÓPEZ OROPEZA (Mexico-Ecuador)

- Rev. Sr. Hermenegild MAKORO, C.P.S. (South Africa)

- Rev. Fr. David MCCALLUM, S.J. (United States)

- Prof. Susan PASCOE (Australia)

- Rev. Fr. Olivier POQUILLON, O.P. (France-Iraq)


Coordinator: Rev. Sr. Nathalie BECQUART, X.M.C.J., Under-Secretary of the Synod of Bishops