Vatican City, Oct 5, 2012 / 09:43 am
A spirit of prayer will inspire the work of the forthcoming Synod of Bishops as it aims to create a roadmap for a new evangelization of historically Christian countries.
"Prayer accompanies and animates every Synodal activity,' said Archbishop Nikola Eterovic, Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops, at an Oct. 5 media briefing.
He observed that every Christian is "invited to pray constantly, following the example of the Lord Jesus," which is "all the more reason, (for) a meeting of bishops, representatives of the episcopate of the whole world, around the Bishop of Rome and the President of the Synod of Bishops" to be carried out in a context of prayer.
The 13th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops will bring bishops from all over the world to Rome from Oct. 7-28 to discuss the theme of "The New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith." In total, 262 Synod Fathers will participate in the three weeks of discussion, held at the Vatican's Synod Hall.