Tombura-Yambio, 30 November, 2022 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
A Catholic Bishop in South Sudan has underscored the need to foster listening in the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality, describing the practice as “the way out of problems we encounter.”
In his Advent 2022 Message issued on November 26, Bishop Edward Hiiboro Kussala says that the Synod on Synodality, which the Holy Father extended to 2024, should be an opportunity for conversion in his Episcopal See.
“Listening to one another is the way out of the problems we encounter in our lives,” the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambia (CDTY) says in his Advent 2022 Message addressed to the people of God under his pastoral care.
Bishop Hiiboro adds, “It is important that in our Diocese we listen to each other, we listen to the voices of those not in the church pews, in our villages, communities or inner circles, and together we listen to the word of God which has been handed down to us.”
“It is important that we hear from people who have drifted from the Church and feel that the Church does not offer them the assistance that they need or is not fulfilling its mission as they understand it,” the South Sudanese Catholic Bishop further says.