Vatican City, Oct 18, 2023 / 07:00 am
The Synod on Synodality must not be an end in itself but at the service of the Catholic Church’s evangelizing mission, Archbishop Gintaras Grušas told synod delegates on Wednesday.
The Lithuanian-American archbishop of Vilnius addressed the members of the synod assembly in a homily on the feast of St. Luke as the synod begins its discussions on “governance and authority” in the Church.
“As we continue to talk about what processes, structures, and institutions that are needed in a missionary synodal Church, we need to make sure that these do in fact assist the mission of bringing the Good News to those who are in need of salvation,” Grušas said on Oct. 18.
“Synodality, including its structures and meetings, must be at the service of the Church’s mission of evangelization and not become an end in itself.”