Calling on people to participate in the Synod on Synodality process, Archbishop Brislin said, “The Synod process is about prayer, it is about being in contact with the Holy Spirit, it is allowing the Holy Spirit to lead us.”
He further said that the Synod involves people putting aside their multiple differences and uniting towards one faith by the power of the Holy Spirit.
“While we might have our differences… we cannot let those differences divide us into different groups; liberal, progressive, conservative or whatever,” the Archbishop who started his Episcopal ministry in South Africa’s Kroonstad Diocese in January 2007 before he was transferred to Cape Town Archdiocese in December 2009 said.
He added, “We are one faith and we see things differently, but through those differences, the Holy Spirit can lead us into something new.”
Addressing widely reported unrest in some Southern African countries such as Eswatini and Mozambique, Archbishop Brislin said that SACBC’s Dennis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), which monitors the evolution of conflicts in a number of African countries and the Social Action department of the Bishop’s Conference in Southern Africa, was already working towards peace realization and that what is needed in the affected countries is solidarity with the people.
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“The Dennis Hurley Peace Institute has been involved particularly in Mozambique and also in Eswatini and I think the most important thing we have to offer rather than financial aid is solidarity of being with the people, of knowing the situation in order to disseminate the information as much as possible so that people are aware of exactly what is happening,” Archbishop Brislin told ACI Africa correspondent in South Africa January 26.