COMMENTARY: The synodal process would do better to study him, rather than reduce him to a slogan.
A talk given to the Latin Mass Society of Arlington on Nov. 8 offers a look at the Oct. 4-29 general assembly of the Synod of Bishops, what it signifies and where the process might go from here.
In the interview, the Chinese bishop shared a little bit about his Catholic roots and vocation story.
Archbishop Timothy Broglio, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, had noted at last month’s synod that only 1% of Catholics participated in the listening sessions.
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The latest papal interview also included Pope Francis’ confirmation that he will travel to Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, Dec. 1–3, during the start of the COP28 climate change conference.
Archbishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya told the Register that this month’s synodal assembly ‘went very well, much better than I expected.’
The sentiment about not making synodality an end in itself was a recurring thread in discussions both outside and inside the synod hall.
Much remains unclear about what concretely will take place in the year leading up to the second and final synod assembly in October 2024.