Bangui, 21 January, 2023 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
The ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality offer an opportunity for “ecclesial communion” among the people of God in the Central African Republic (CAR), Catholic Bishops in the country have said.
In a statement issued Sunday, January 15, members of the Central African Episcopal Conference (CECA) say the synodal process has helped the Church in CAR to seek a new beginning in Christ.
“The synodal process initiated by the Holy Father and placed under the sign of communion, participation and mission, is a time of grace and a great moment of ecclesial communion for the Church in CAR,” CECA members say in the shared with ACI Africa.
They add, “It is a question of forming ourselves more and more in synodality by promoting listening, dialogue, sharing of responsibility, mission and a better participation in ecclesial management.”
“In the spirit and dynamics of the synodality desired by Pope Francis, our Church has given a voice to all its components (Bishops, Priests, religious), to our Protestant and Muslim brothers and sisters, to the marginalized and neglected, and to our brothers and sisters who do not belong to any denomination,” Catholic Bishops in CAR say in reference to the Synodal process, which Pope Francis extended to 2024.