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In the Fall of 2021, the local churches in the United States of America joined the worldwide Catholic Church in entering the diocesan phase of the 2021-2023 Synod - For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission. The Church in the United States is made up of an estimated 66.8 million Catholics1 spread across one hundred and seventy-eight (178) Latin Church (arch)dioceses, including the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA and the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter that serves both the United States and Canada, and eighteen (18) Eastern Catholic (arch)eparchies. For organizational purposes, the ecclesiastical provinces within the territory of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops are grouped together into fifteen (15) administrative regions. Regions I-XIV represent the geographic diversity of rural, suburban, and urban communities. The Eastern Catholic Churches come together in Region XV.

People want the Church to be a home for the wounded and broken, not an institution for the perfect.

-National Synthesis of the People of God in the U.S.
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