Vatican City, 05 May, 2022 / 4:00 pm (ACI Africa).
After arriving in a wheelchair for a meeting with religious sisters at the Vatican on Thursday, Pope Francis delivered a message about how important he believes it is for religious congregations to “make their synodal journey.”
The pope spoke off the cuff at his audience with the International Union of Superiors General (UISG) in the Paul VI Hall on May 5 and then took time to answer some of the sisters’ questions in a closed-door meeting.
In his prepared written remarks, which were handed out to the religious sisters, the pope wrote that the synodal process provides an opportunity for “young and old to exchange their wisdom and visions of consecrated life.”
“In addition to actively participating in the synodal process at the local Church level, it is very important that communities, congregations, make their own synodal journey,” the pope said.
“I am counting on you so that the synodal process that we are experiencing in the Church may also take place within your institutes,” he added.