Kokstad, 10 April, 2022 / 9:16 pm (ACI Africa).
The newly appointed Bishop of South Africa’s Kokstad Diocese has, in an interview with ACI Africa, said he will seek to foster the “Synodal process” when he takes canonical possession of his Episcopal See.
In the Thursday, April 7 interview, Mons. Thulani Victor Mbuyisa who was appointed April 6 said he will seek to specifically foster “encounter” with the people of God under his pastoral care, including members of the Clergy, women and men Religious, and the Laity.
“Certainly, getting to know the Clergy, the Religious and the Laity is one of the most important aspects of my ministry,” Mons. Mbuyisa said, adding that he plans to visit the stakeholders in his Episcopal See, “to sit down with them, and hear from them what it is that they expect from their shepherd.”
Credit: Mons. Thulani Victor Mbuyisa
The member of the Congregation of Mariannhill Missionaries (CMM) who was the Superior General of the Religious Institute further said in reference to the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality, “The Synodal process is all about encounter. And so, this is also what I would like to see myself as, as a person who is willing to encounter others to sit down with them to listen to them, to journey with them.”