Pope Francis formally opened the two-year Synod on Synodality on the 10th of October. Synodality is about journeying together and listening to one another to hear what God is saying to all of us. It is realizing that the Holy Spirit can speak through anyone to help us walk forward together on our journey as the People of God.
With this convocation, Pope Francis invites the entire Church to reflect on a theme that is decisive for its life and mission: “It is precisely this path of synodality which God expects of the Church of the third millennium.”
The journey involves the diocesan, continental and universal Church. The synodal process, aims to reorder the Church’s internal mechanisms for discussion and reflection, and to help shape a new way for the Church to understand and articulate both her internal self-understanding and mission of evangelization. The Synond on Synodality will culminate with an assembly in October 2023 in Rome. (Preparatory Document 9-7-21)
You can follow the Synod on Synodality at www.synod.va