The Church of God is convoked in Synod. With this convocation, Pope Francis invites the whole Church to question itself on synodality: a decisive theme for the life and mission of the Church.
The purpose of the Synod, and therefore of this consultation, is not to produce documents, but “to plant dreams, draw forth prophecies and visions, allow hope to flourish, inspire trust, bind up wounds, weave together relationships, awaken a dawn of hope, learn from one another and create a bright resourcefulness that will enlighten minds, warm hearts, give strength to our hands.”
Bishop Hugh: Homily for the Opening of the Diocesan Synodal Process
Dear Brothers and Sisters, last weekend, in Rome, the Holy Father began what is called the synodal path. What is this? Every few years a Synod of Bishops is held in Rome. The synod is presided over by the Pope. It brings together some two to three hundred bishops from all over the world (out of the 5,600 in the world), and discusses a chosen theme. read more →
For further details, visit the Vatican’s Synod Website
“By walking together, and together reflecting on the journey made, the Church will be able to learn from what it will experience which processes can help it to live communion, to achieve participation, to open itself to mission.”