The Plenary Assembly of members of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) scheduled to take place during the first week of March is to “prepare the draft of the African Synod Document”.
For the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality to bear fruits for the Church in Africa and the whole world, the Vatican would like that the Laity “speak their minds” without feeling “intimidated”, the Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya has said.
The delegates for North America are in Orlando, Florida, until Feb. 17 to work on composing a document called a continental synthesis.
Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich of Luxembourg and Maltese Cardinal Mario Grech made their remarks in the wake of the recent European Continental Assembly in Prague.
European Catholics debated Thursday morning the contents of a final document that will influence the discussions of the Synod of Bishops at the Vatican in the fall.
Two hundred delegates are meeting this week in the capital of the Czech Republic for the last stage of regional discussions in the Synod on Synodality.
Cardinals organizing the Synod on Synodality have written a letter to all of the world’s bishops sharing urgent considerations for the Continental Assemblies, seven of which are set to take place by the end of March.
In an interview published Wednesday, Pope Francis decried the German Synodal Way as elitist, unhelpful, and running the risk of bringing ideological harm to Church processes.
The Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa & Madagascar (SECAM) has identified groups that will be representing the entire Church on the continent in the Plenary Assembly that has been scheduled to take place during the first week of March in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality offer an opportunity for “ecclesial communion” among the people of God in the Central African Republic (CAR), Catholic Bishops in the country have said.
A section of Catholics in West Africa who have actively participated in the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality is advocating for the redefinition of Church values, the leadership of the Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (RECOWA) has said.
In his Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Francis encouraged Christians to cultivate the virtue of knowing “how to step aside” in order to bear witness to Jesus, as St. John the Baptist did.
The ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality offers an opportunity for the Catholic Church in Chad to “journey together in truth”, Catholic Bishops in the North-Central African nation have said.
The Holy Trinity, the relationship of God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, provides “unique and easily accessible insight” for grasping the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality, members of the Catholic Biblical Association of Nigeria (CABAN) have said.
At Pope Francis’ meeting with his cardinal advisers this week, Cardinal Sean O’Malley reported on the work of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, now within the Roman Curia.
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.
The ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality is a call to heal “wounds of violence and division” that the people of God in South Sudan have experiences, the Bishop of the country’s Rumbek Diocese has said.
Catholic Bishops in Nigeria have emphasized the need to foster the virtue of listening in the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality describing the practice as “a necessary prerequisite for faith development”.
Pope Francis has urged young people in Africa to work towards their future, ensuring that they “stay alive”.
Pope Francis has cautioned the youth in Africa’s most populous nation, Nigeria, against the temptation to not resist the challenges they are experiencing in their country, including “fundamentalism, terrorism and banditry”.