The Synod of Bishops 2021-2023 "For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission" invites the whole church to question itself on synodality: a decisive theme for the life and mission of the church.
Pope Francis on July 19 encouraged African theologians gathered in Nairobi, Kenya, to bring "good news of mercy for the poor and nourish people and communities in their struggle for life, peace and hope."
Commentary: Even though it's not a new concept in church history, synodality is a new term for most Catholics. But help is on the way, in the form of a massive online course led by experts — lay and clergy, men and women.
The church's process of synodality is positioned to capture the joys and the hopes, the griefs and the anxieties of young people as they navigate uncertainty, transcend traditional religious boundaries and encounter a sense of wholeness.