According to the norms set down in the Ordo Synodi Episcoporum (cf. Articles 15 and 39), the Latin is the official text of the Final List of Propositions of Ordinary General Assemblies of the Synod of Bishops, which is submitted to the vote of the synod fathers and destined for the Supreme Pontiff, to whom it is dutifully consigned. By its very nature, this text is confidenial and, therefore, not published out of respect for the consultative character of the synodal assembly.
Before returning to our particular Churches, we, Bishops coming from the whole world gathered by the invitation of the Bishop of Rome Pope Benedict XVI to reflect on “the new evangelization for the transmission of the Christian faith”, wish to address you all in order to sustain and direct the preaching and teaching of the Gospel in the diverse contexts in which the Church finds herself today to give witness.
The Synod Fathers that lead the Commission for the Message for the Synod of Bishops presented the final message of the assembly at the Holy See Press Office today. The Synod, which concludes this Sunday, examined the theme: "The New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith.
The Most Reverend Nikola Eterovic and the Rev. Msgr. Fortunato Frezza, P.S.S., respectively General Secretary and Under Secretary of the Synod of Bishops, during a press conference in Rome, 19 June 2012, presented the "Instrumentum Laboris" or working document for the 13th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, which will meet in the Vatican, 7 to 28 October, 2012, on the theme The New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith.
A press conference was held on 19 June 2012 in the Holy See Press Office to present the "Instumentum laboris" of the thirteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, which is due to be held in the Vatican from 7 to 28 October on the theme: "The New Evangelisation for the Transmission of the Christian Faith".
Here is the contents of documents.