CNA Staff, Feb 26, 2021 / 06:05 am
Australia's Catholic bishops on Thursday issued a working document ahead of the first assembly of a landmark plenary council in October.
The text, released on Feb. 25, will inform discussions at the first plenary council of the Australian Church since 1937.
The document, entitled "Continuing the Journey," calls for a sweeping renewal of the Church in Australia.
It highlights a series of "major topics," including "strengthening practices of discernment and synodality," "co-responsibility in mission and governance," "renewing the Church's solidarity with First Australians and those on the margins of society," and responding to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.