October 7, 2023
By convoking this Synod, Pope Francis is inviting all the baptised to participate in this Synodal Process that begins at the diocesan level.
The main subjects of this synodal experience are all the baptised because all the baptised are the subject of the sensus fidelium, the living voice of the People of God. At the same time, in order to participate fully in the act of discerning, it is important for the baptised to hear the voices of other people in their local context, including people who have left the practice of the faith, people of other faith traditions, people of no religious belief.
Special care should be taken to involve those persons who may risk being excluded: women, the people with disabilities, refugees, migrants, the elderly, people who live in poverty, Catholics who rarely or never practice their faith, etc.
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“Caring for Creation message for SYNOD.
One of the goals of every synod is to produce, as one bishop put it, an “ecclesial cardiogram” to reveal the movements of the Holy Spirit in our day and age.
How this happens is a lengthy and complex process of prayer, discussion, and writing summary documents. Read more about how the synod process works here: https://www.ncregister.com/cna/synod-on-synodality-your-questions-answered