Vatican City, 22 September, 2021 / 8:00 pm (ACI Africa).
Pope Francis and his cardinal advisers discussed the upcoming synod on synodality on Tuesday.
The meeting of the Council of Cardinals took place at 4 p.m. on Sept. 21, according to the Holy See press office.
Joining the virtual meeting from his residence, the Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis referred to two addresses in which he set out his vision of synodality.
The first was his 2015 speech marking the 50th anniversary of the institution of the Synod of Bishops, in which he described synodality as the path that “God expects of the Church of the third millennium.”
The second was last Saturday’s address to Catholics from the Diocese of Rome. In that discourse, he said that the two-year process leading to the 2023 synod on synodality is not about “gathering opinions,” but “listening to the Holy Spirit.”