The New Evangelization - Asia


 

Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops
for Asia

On Sunday 19 April 1998 Pope John Paul II formally opened the special synod for Asia. This Synod, which concluded on 14 May 1998, the Feast of the Apostle Matthias, brought together cardinals, bishops, priests, religious and laity from throughout Asia, as well as representatives of the Roman Curia. Following are the most significant documents of the Synod. The final document of the Synod, the Apostolic Exhortation Ecclesia in Asia (The Church in Asia), was issued Saturday 6 November 1999 by the Holy Father in New Delhi, India.

Apostolic Exhortation
Ecclesia in Asia

 

Other Synod Documents:

Lineamenta

Instrumentum Laboris

Opening Mass - Homily of Pope John Paul II

Report of the General Secretary

Message of the Synod Fathers

Closing Mass - Homily of Pope John Paul II