A Synodal Church with Sister Nathalie Becquart and Christopher Lamb
5th November 2020, 6.00-7.00pm GMT
Join us for a fascinating hour long discussion with Sister Nathalie Becquart, who was chosen by Pope Francis last year as one of the first women consultants to the Synod of Bishops’ office in Rome and Christopher Lamb, The Tablet’s Rome Correspondent. Sr Nathalie will offer insights into what it means to be a synodal Church which “walks together and will also discuss the latest papal encyclical, Fratelli Tutti.
£12.50 inclusive of VAT
All proceeds from this event will go to The Tablet’s Development Fund.
This discussion will take place via Zoom. You will need to download the Zoom app onto your device to be able to join the call. Full details of how to join the call will be sent in the days before the event.
A Xaverian sister, Nathalie Becquart was appointed in 2019 as a consultant to the Synod of Bishops’ secretariat in Rome by Pope Francis. She is among the first women ever to be appointed to such a role.
Sister Nathalie served as an auditor during the 2018 Synod of Bishops gathering on youth in Rome and is an expert voice on what it means to be a synodal Church, as envisioned by the Second Vatican Council.
From 2008 to 2018 she ran the office for the evangelisation of young people and vocations at the French Bishops’ Conference and has spent many years in pastoral ministry. She has studied Theology, Philosophy and Sociology and is currently carrying out research into synodality at Boston College, in Massachusettes. Sr Nathalie has been a strong advocate for giving women more leadership roles in the Church.
Christopher Lamb is a British journalist who is the Rome Correspondent for The Tablet. He is a contributor to the Vatican Insider page of La Stampa and a regular commentator for the BBC on Vatican and religious affairs.
Christopher studied Theology at Durham University and then completed a postgraduate diploma in journalism at the London College of Communication. Before joining The Tablet he worked at The Daily Telegraph.