Synod 2021-2024 Next Steps
"The mission of the Church requires the entire People of God to be on a journey together, with each member playing his or her crucial role, united with each other"
What is a Synod?
Pope Francis wants to give all members of the Church an opportunity to express their views on a variety of different issues.
This involves 1.3 Billion Catholics and has also been described as the largest and the most ambitious 'listening' exercise in the history of humanity.
The report from Prague
The Report from the Bishops of England and Wales together with reports from Bishops all across the World were discussed at a four day Conference in Prague.
The resulting document (see below) is very detailed but it clearly identifies areas for development on a wide range of issues.
The Prague Document (see below)
reflects many of the comments made by Parishes and Groups in our Archdiocese.
Some of the issues are very great.
Let us ask the Holy Spirit to Guide us on the next steps of our journey so that the Church can be welcoming and inclusive and that all of us can feel that our voices have been heard.