ACI Africa, Sep 27, 2023 / 10:30 am
Delegates to the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, also referred to as the Synod on Synodality, are not to allow “room for distractions” during the meeting scheduled to begin on Oct. 4, an archbishop in Cameroon has told ACI Africa, CNA’s news partner in Africa.
In a Sept. 23 interview, Archbishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya of the Archdiocese of Bamenda in Cameroon said deliberations during the synod, which will conclude with a second assembly in 2024, will focus on the Instrumentum Laboris, or working document for the synod.
“We are not going to allow ourselves to be distracted by the social media antics; there will be no room for distraction,” said Nkea, who is also president of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon.
“The aim of the synod is to reflect on the Church we have and how we want it to be and not to change the doctrine of the Church,” he added.