Bangkok, Thailand, Sep 13, 2021 / 11:29 am
Church leaders in Thailand are preparing for the 2023 synod on synodality, as the Vatican released a preparatory document for review by dioceses over the next six months.
Francis Xavier Kriengsak Cardinal Kovithavanij of Bangkok has announced that the archdiocese will start next month the first phase of the process, which will involve consultation meetings and reflection sessions.
He said an online “pre-synodal” gathering will later be held to come up with proposals to be submitted to the Thai bishops' conference.
Cardinal Kovithavanij made the announcement following the orientation meeting on Sept. 8 ahead of the forthcoming synod at the diocesan level.