Sr Nathalie appointed as a consultor to the secretariat of the Synod of Bishops

The former director of the National Service for the Evangelization of Youth and Vocations in the Conference of Catholic Bishops of France, she participated in the last Synod of Bishops on Youth in Rome last October as an auditor.

Nathalie Becquart, who is part of our Toronto community, has just been appointed by the Pope as a consultor to the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops.

She shares on how she received this appointement.

I received this nomination with great surprise as a very beautiful gift. Appointed at the same time as I were two other nuns, one lay woman and the two religious priests (a Jesuit and a Salesian) who were the special secretaries of the last Synod. This is the first time that women have been appointed as consultants for the General Secretariat of the Synod and I think it reflects Pope Francis’ desire to involve more women in Vatican affairs. From what I can see, this mission will consist in providing help and advice in the preparation of the next ordinary synod of Bishops. My mandate is for three years.

She was featured on The Tablet on May 24th, 2019: Pope appoints four women to top Synod jobs

At the Synod on Youth, Faith and Vocation Discernement in Rome in October 2018

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