For a Church open to everyone – The Pope Video
What does it mean “to synod”? It means walking together: syn-od. This is what it means in Greek: “to walk together” and to walk on the same road.
And this is what God expects of the Church of the third millennium –that it regain its awareness of being a people on the road and of having to travel together.
A Church with this synodal style is a Church that listens, that knows that listening is more than just hearing.
It means listening to each other in our diversity and opening doors to those outside the Church. It’s not about gathering opinions, nor holding a parliament. The synod isn’t a survey; it’s about listening to the protagonist, the Holy Spirit. It’s about praying. Without prayer, there will be no Synod.
Let us take advantage of this opportunity to be a Church of closeness, which is God’s style –closeness. And let us give thanks to all the people of God who, with their attentive listening, are walking the synodal way.
Let us pray that the Church, ever faithful to the Gospel and courageous in preaching it, may live in an increasing atmosphere of synodality and be a community of solidarity, fraternity, and welcome.
Let us pray that the international community may commit itself concretely to abolish torture, guaranteeing support to victims and their families.
Sunday 21 May is the 57th World Day of Social Communications. This year’s theme is: “Speaking from the heart, according to the truth and with charity.” In his message on this occasion, Pope Francis tells communicators that...
Let us pray that ecclesial movements and groups may daily rediscover their evangelizing mission, and that they place their own charisms at the service of the world’s needs.
The Holy Father, as is customary, meets with ‘local’ Jesuits, this time with us, Hungarian Jesuits. The meeting started on Saturday evening a few minutes after six o’clock and lasted about an hour and a half. What characterised our meeting?
The musical song Camino - Christ, you are my future has been selected as the official song of Pope Francis’ visit to Hungary, from the 28th to the 30th of April. It was written by well-known Hungarian artists and just released in a video clip format and symphonic version.
Let us pray for a more widespread culture of non-violence, that will progress when countries and citizens alike resort less and less to the use of arms.