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4-30 October 2023

2023-2024: Catholic Action participates in the Synod

Eva Fernández Mateo, Coordinator of the IFCA Secretariat, National President of AC General Spain as one of the special invitees to the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Sinod of Bishops

Last update: 12 April 2024


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“Starting from our lay vocation, let us motivate others to discover our mission to be present in the midst of the world, let us encourage dialogue with our society and involve ourselves in its transformation in order to make the Kingdom of God a reality and, at the same time, let us not forget to take care of our formation so that it may help us to give reason for our hope and joyfully bear witness to God’s love and mercy.” Eva Fernández Mateo in “Signo” 1-3/2024 (Spanish)


Short video below in Spanish by Eva Fernández Mateo on her participation in the Synod (27 October 2023).

(text video trascription)
Hello everyone, I hope you are doing a good job, that you are already practising synodality, walking together, so that all the activities you are planning, all the work you are doing, bears much fruit and we can show God’s love and mercy in our world. Well, the synod experience is precious, we are already on the last day, almost, and the truth is that it is a gift this experience of dialogue, of deep listening, to perceive that the Holy Spirit is present among us and that He is helping us to begin, indeed to continue this journey that we started two years ago. It is a gift to share with bishops, with cardinals, with other priests, with consecrated life as equals, with the same hopes, the same expectations. Yes, we found some points of tension, but with love and respect, we sought how to continue to deepen these issues.

For me, the moments of prayer shared with other people who are in a situation of war in their countries were also very significant, being able to share their pain, to be at their side, makes the universality of our Church much more present. We have a road to travel and I hope we will travel it together. I have discovered in these days the great love, the deep affection and the great concern that our cardinals and our bishops have so that together we can show the Lord and build his kingdom in the world. We will all continue to share and I hope to see you soon. Greetings .


Towards the second session of the Synod  (October 2024)

The International Forum of Catholic Action joyfully and gratefully announces that Pope Francis has appointed Eva FERNÁNDEZ MATEO, coordinator of the IFCA Secretariat, National President AC General Spain, as one of the special invitees to the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops (For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, Mission).

Invitation to daily prayer
Pray for a synodal Church

St. Peter’s Square, 30 September 2023. Together. An ecumenical prayer vigil in the presence of Pope Francis
Gathering of the People of God

Walking with the Synod
Prayer and reflection meetings promoted by IFCA- WUCWO – Italian Catholic Action
Rome – On line, 18th and 26th October 2023

Interventions by Eva FERNÁNDEZ MATEO




Conversatorio Sínodo internacional de la Iglesia. ¿Cambiará algo en la Iglesia?
Online, 18 de septiembre 2023. Eva Fernández Mateo entre los expositores Info y inscripciones (video below)

Synodality and Women
3 webinars in September 2023 Eva Fernández Mateo among the participants on 14 September at 9 a.m.

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