The goal of the Synodal Process until 2023, entitled “For a Synodal Church: Fellowship, Partnership, and Mission”, is to include as many people as possible to “gather the ideas and wisdom of all who are baptized.” Understand “what the Holy Spirit tells us at this crucial moment in our history”, read the pastoral message of the Archdiocese of Armag. It is important to include this synodal process. “No one is excluded. Everyone is invited to attend.”
“We encourage you to join us as we respond to Pope Francis’ call and embark on a synodal journey”: Therefore, write in a pastoral message to the faithful, Archbishop of Armageddon, MGR Imon Martin, Auxiliary Bishop, MGR. On Sunday, October 17, Michael Router and the delegation participating in the Synodal Mission interacted with the activities of Pope Francis in all dioceses, beginning on October 10 in Rome.
The goal of the Synodal Process until 2023, with the theme “For a Synodal Church: Fellowship, Partnership, and Mission”, is to include as many people as possible, and the message is clear: “Gather ideas and wisdom.”
Overcome divisions and walk together
“Developing a large ‘community’ is not about expecting everyone to be equal, but about overcoming differences and walking together, sharing a common path”, the message continues, The Archdiocese of Armag has diverse parishes, movements and communities.
“Today we live in a very challenging secular environment. Unfortunately, many are unaware of the joy of finding, believing in and following Jesus Christ,” observes Bishop Martin and his associates.
The synodal process involves and invites everyone to attend
“Some have lost the sense of being part of the church, while others, for a variety of reasons, may not want to intervene anymore. Therefore, this synodal process is (…) excluded. Everyone is invited to attend.”
The message says that the common people have a special mission in witnessing to the gospel, because they are called to act in the midst of mankind, so that the Kingdom of God may live in all social contexts, and the Synod concludes with questionnaires addressed to all, including reflections and insights into the work of the bishops on the bishops’ editions that will be reflected online or on social media platforms.
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