The President of the National Laity Council (CNL) in Senegal has cautioned the people of God against using the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality as forums for settling scores.
The contribution of the people of God in Africa in the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality is “very promising,” a Vatican Cardinal has told participants at a virtual event.
A Catholic youth leader in South Africa has said the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality offers an opportunity for many voices to be heard including those of young people in Africa.
Catholic journalists in Africa need to “personally” engage in the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality in their respective Christian communities before taking up the task of reporting about the process as media “professionals”, a Synod official has said.
The people of God in a Catholic Diocese in Botswana are finding it easy to fully participate in the ongoing Synod on Synodality conversations using the language they are most familiar with, the Local Ordinary of the Diocese has said.
The theme of the Synod on Synodality is a relief for those on the move including the refugees and migrants for they have a chance to participate and be heard, a Catholic Archbishop in South Africa has said.
The challenges single mothers face as members of the Church in the region covered by the Inter-regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) are among the topics of the ongoing Synod on Synodality, a Catholic Priest has said.
Participants in the ongoing Synod on Synodality symposium of Theologians that was organized by the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) are suggesting that the Synodal process be anchored in African values.
The Bishop of Port Louis Diocese in Mauritius, Maurice Cardinal Piat has, in his latest pastoral letter for the Lenten period, said that the Synod on Synodality and the ongoing preparations are part of the Catholic Church’s initiatives to counteract clericalism.
The people of God in South Sudan’s Malakal Diocese are taking part in the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality despite the humanitarian emergency due to floods, the Local Ordinary of the South Sudanese Diocese has said.
The representative of the Holy Father in Kenya has cautioned against “clericalism” which he said he had noted from his interactions with the people of God in the East African country including Priests and Bishops as they participate in the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality.
Pope Francis is scheduled to speak with college students from around the world next month as part of the Catholic Church’s preparations for the Synod on Synodality. The virtual event is to be hosted by Loyola University Chicago.
He made the remark in his 2022 World Communications Day message.
The letter was sent by Cardinal Kurt Koch and Cardinal Mario Grech.
The pope was speaking to French Catholic Action groups.
The Synod on Synodality is not an ecclesial event for Bishops alone but for all the people of God including young people, the Archbishop of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese has said.
Journeying together as people of God through the ongoing Synodal process should be taken to the root of the Church, which is family, the Auxiliary Bishop of South Africa’s Cape Town Archdiocese has said.
Dioceses now have until Aug. 15, 2022, to submit consultation summaries.
Synodality is a journey, a “reversed pyramid” and an opportunity to create more engagement among the people of God, young African Catholics and women and men Religious who shared their understanding of the synod which Pope Francis launched October 10 have said.