Addis Ababa, 04 March, 2023 / 9:41 pm (ACI Africa).
The Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops is advocating for “an African theology of synodality”, which he says would have a positive impact to the Catholic Church across the globe.
In his speech at the ongoing Plenary Assembly of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) on Thursday, March 2, Mario Cardinal Grech acknowledged with appreciation the “significant resources” on the African continent that can benefit the Universal Church.
“The Church in Africa, Madagascar, and the Islands possesses significant resources to contribute to the Universal Church engaged in this process of synodality,” Cardinal Grech told delegates of the March 1-6 Plenary Assembly being held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The resources can build up what the Maltese-born Cardinal referred to as “an African theology of synodality”, which he said “could be a lasting contribution to the development of a synodal church in the Third Millennium.”
The African theology of synodality would be generated by “the valid contribution that academics can offer (but also) to the theology elaborated by the entire people of God considering that the holy people of God is the subject of the theological and pastoral discernment,” Cardinal Grech said, adding, “The holy people of God is the protagonist of this Synodal process.”