ACI Africa, Oct 20, 2023 / 16:00 pm
The work of synodality “will begin” when the ongoing conversations in Rome come to an end, an African member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) participating in the Oct. 4–29 Synod on Synodality has said.
Father Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator, the dean of the Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University in California, said that synodality is about how people live.
“As far I am concerned, the work of the synod will begin when the gatherings here conclude. Synodality is about how we live and journey together. That is going to be tested in the years to come,” Orobator said during a press briefing at the 16th General Ordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on Tuesday, Oct. 17.
The Nigerian-born Catholic priest, however, noted that the ongoing conversations in Rome are a “once-in-a-lifetime experience” for theologians and “will provide the resources for this synodal journey to continue and to succeed.”