North American Final Document for the Continental Stage of the 2021-2024 Synod
he North American Final Document for the Continental Stage of the 2021-2024 Synod marks the end of the Continental Stage of the2021-2024 Synod: For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission. For the North American Continental Stage, the United States and Canada held twelve virtual assemblies: seven in English, three in Spanish, and two in French between December 2022 and January 2023. In total, 931 delegates and 146 bishops from Canada and the United States were appointed to participate in one of these twelve assemblies to share their reflections and responses to the Document for the Continental Stage (DCS) issued by the Holy See’s General Secretariat of the Synod in October 2022. Those reflections were brought together by the North American Writing Team to create the Final Document.