Synod must serve God, says head of Asian bishops
The work of the synod is more than meeting with oral presentations and written reports, but a means to further serve God’s mission, the head of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC) said.
FULL TEXT: Cardinal Bo’s homily during the closing mass of the Asian Continental Assembly
First Sunday of Lent
A Spiritual Conversation
Day 2 of the Asian Continental Assembly on Synodality began with the prayer of the Synod “Adsumus Sancte Spiritus”, invoking the grace of the Holy Spirit to guide and inspire all the delegates on this Synodal journey to truly reflect the voice of Asia.
Lay women speaking out on behalf of others in Asian synodal assembly
Women speak on the sidelines of the Asian Continental Assembly on Synodality, assuring their peers that, ‘In the synodal process, we are with you and our voices should be heard.’
FULL TEXT: Homily of Archbishop Tarcisio Isao Kikuchi’s during the Opening Mass of Asian Continental Assembly
Homily, Opening Mass, Asian Continental Assembly, 24 February
Archbishop Tarcisio Isao Kikuchi, SVD, Archbishop of Tokyo
Church must be source of hope, not despair, Japan archbishop tells Asian synodal assembly
The Asia continental synod assembly started in Thailand on Friday with a challenge for the Church in the region to be a ‘source of hope’, especially in the face encountered by the people.
There is Always Room in the Tent
The Opening Eucharist, the Mass of the Holy Spirit was presided over by Archbishop Tarcisio Isao Kikuchi SVD, Archbishop of Tokyo and Secretary General of the FABC; and concelebrated by Virgílio Cardinal do Carmo da Silva SDB, Archdiocese of Díli and Louis Cardinal Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun, Apostolic Vicar of Vientiane, Laos.
Transfiguration is like a Synod
On the eve of the three-day of the Asian Continental Assembly in Baan Phu Waan, Bangkok, Thailand, Cardinal Oswald Gracias, Archbishop of Bombay, presided over the Eucharist.
Indifference can kill people. Church has to produce hope
Church should not be the source of despair and sadness. We have to be the source of hope because we have the Gospel of life,
The Final Count Down
Baan Phu Waan (The Sower’s House), the magnificent Pastoral Training Centre of the Bangkok Archdiocese, is host to the Asian Continental Assembly on Synodality, from February 24 to February 26, 2023.
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National synod process slated next week
More than 200 bishops, priests, and lay representatives of the diocesan synodal process will take part in the consultation from July 4 to 7.
Pope Francis: Global synodal path ‘a great opportunity to listen to one another’
Pope Francis said on Monday that the two-year global consultation process leading to the Synod on Synodality is “a great opportunity” for Catholics to listen to one another.