Pope Francis said on Thursday that synodality is not a “search for majority consensus,” but rather a “style” guided by the Holy Spirit.
As Catholic dioceses across the world have already embarked on the synodal process, Cardinal Jose Advincula of Manila stressed that “everyone has a voice” and “everyone must be heard”.
The Vatican announced on Friday that it will give dioceses around the world more time to complete local consultations ahead of the 2023 Synod on Synodality.
With the ongoing diocesan phase of the synod, a Catholic bishop hoped that the Church would be able to provide the prison communities the experience of “solidarity and synodality”.
As dioceses on Sunday opened the synodal process, a Catholic archbishop on Sunday asked for prayers that the synod will lead the church to renewal.
Cardinal Jose Advincula of Manila has called on the people to take part in the synodal process “no matter what your social, political, and economic, intellectual, or spiritual affiliation of our status is”.
The country’s Catholic bishops said that the Synod on Synodality is seeking to discern the ‘signs of our times’ in order to respond to the calls of the present-day world.
Pope Francis formally launched the two-year global consultation process leading to the 2023 synod on synodality on Sunday with a call to “look others in the eye and listen to what they have to say.”
Pope Francis urged Catholics on Saturday to be conscious of three “risks” as they embark on the path to the 2023 synod on synodality.
Pope Francis and his cardinal advisers discussed the upcoming synod on synodality on Tuesday.
Pope Francis said on Saturday that the two-year process leading to the 2023 synod on synodality is not about “gathering opinions,” but “listening to the Holy Spirit.”
The Vatican released Tuesday a preparatory document and handbook for the 2023 synod on synodality to be reviewed by all Catholic dioceses in the world over the next six months.
The general secretariat of the Synod of Bishops on Tuesday named the members of three groups helping to prepare the 2023 synod on synodality.
The Vatican announced Friday that the Synod of Bishops on synodality has been postponed to 2023, with a two-year consultative preparatory phase involving Catholic dioceses worldwide.