Welcome to the Plenary Council 2020

Together, we are on a journey of listening to God by listening to one another. We invite all Australians to engage in an open and inclusive process of listening, dialogue and discernment about the future of the Catholic Church in Australia.
Your voice is needed – join in! Speak boldly and with passion, listen with an open and humble heart. With faith and guided by God’s Holy Spirit, we journey together, toward the future.

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Latest News

Listening to the Spirit: 10,000 voices and climbing

Momentum is building as the Church reaches the midway point of the Open Listening and Dialogue phase of preparations for the Plenary Council in 2020.

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Council could spark changes: Archbishop Coleridge

Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge has predicted the Plenary Council 2020, the first to be held in Australia since 1937, will spark cultural and structural changes in the Church.

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‘Bishop Wright: Where are we as people of faith in God?’

There will be many things to discuss at the Plenary Council. “Where are we, really, as people of faith in God and disciples of Christ?” must, be faced up to.

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Tertiary communities gather in Sydney to discuss future

“We welcomed people from across the tertiary sector in Sydney, sharing with us their hopes and ideas about the Church’s ministry and mission among higher education students and staff.”

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  • Jesus


    "Love one another, just as I have loved you."

    John 15:12

  • Pope Francis

    "The real newness is the newness which God mysteriously brings about and inspires, provokes, guides and accompanies in a thousand ways."

    Evangelii Gaudium 12.