Johannesburg, 25 November, 2022 / 8:50 pm (ACI Africa).
The ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality offer inspiration for the Church’s ministry of evangelization into the future, the Local Ordinary of Cape Town Archdiocese in South Africa has said.
In his message at Bergvlliet Primary School Hall in his Metropolitan See on November 19, Archbishop Stephen Brislin said the path of Synodality has made it clear that “we are ‘Church together’ – with different roles”.
“The path of synodality, which has always been part of the Church, is now inspiring us to look to the future, and to ‘look to the stars’, so to speak, to determine how we can re-invigorate our determination to evangelize,” Archbishop Brislin said during the training for Parish Pastoral Council’s (PPCs).
He reflected on the challenges at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, saying, “We are all too aware of how people have suffered during the past two years and the ongoing consequences of COVID-19.”
Participation in the Synodal process has “deeply inspired” the people of God amid the challenges of the coronavirus, the Archbishop of Cape Town Archdiocese who doubles as the spokesperson of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) said.