2024 Andante Response to the Document
A Synodal Church in Mission Synthesis Report

ANDANTE, the European Alliance of Catholic Women’s Organisations,
welcomed the invitation of Pope Francis to play a part in making a synodal church
a reality.

The report from January 12th

Andante organised two webinars, with the aim of making the voices of Catholic women heard at all stages of the synod. The following document is our response.

Presentations from 28 November

We were very pleased that so many women participated in our first webinar “Enlarge the space of your tent”. Anja Appel showed in her engaging interpretation of this metaphor what this could mean for the future of the church.In order to continue our collective process of listening, dialogue and discernment as part of the continental phase of the Synod, we should like to invite you to a second webinar on 12 January 2023 at 18.00 CET/17.00 GMT.

Initial response

The Andante initial synod response is an amalgamation of the main points raised by the individual member organisations who submitted responses to their local Bishops’ Conferences.