Manila, Philippines, Oct 18, 2021 / 10:07 am
Church leaders across Asia vowed to listen to the faithful as the diocesan phase of the Synod on Synodality started officially on Sunday, Oct. 17.
“Let us create opportunities for listening and dialogue on the local level through this synod,” said Cardinal Jose Advincula, Archbishop of Manila, in his homily during Mass to open the process.
He said that by listening, the Church will be able to share its mission with the people while also making everyone's perspective part of the "synodal journey."
“In God’s family, you have a voice, and your voice counts,” said Cardinal Advincula, adding that the process will involve “as many people as possible.”