The New Evangelization - America


Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops
for America

On Sunday, 16 November 1997, Pope John Paul II formally opened the
special Synod for America. This Synod, which concluded on December
12th, 1997, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, brought together 41
cardinals, 98 bishops, and 76 priests from North and South America, and
the Roman Curia. Following are the most significant documents of the
Synod. The final document of the Synod, the Apostolic Exhortation
Ecclesia in America (The Church in America), was issued Saturday 23
January 1999 by the Holy Father at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
in Mexico City.

Apostolic Exhortation
Ecclesia in America


Other Synod Documents:


Instrumentum Laboris

Closing Mass - Homily of Pope John Paul II