Nairobi, Kenya, Jul 22, 2015 / 05:02 am
October's synod of bishops on the family should take on a global perspective, rather than sticking to isolated issues found primarily in western society, African Church leaders have said.
The chance that voices of the European Church could dominate synod discussion is "a danger of a Eurocentric Synod without strong input from Africa," Fr. Joseph Healey of the Maryknoll Society told the Catholic News Agency for Africa (CANAA) in an article published July 16.
African bishops and Church leaders recently gathered in Nairobi, Kenya for the final phase of three-year evaluation of the Catholic Church on the continent, during which discussion largely fell to topics surrounding the Oct. 4-25 gathering in Rome.
The meeting, titled "The vocation and mission of the family in the church and the modern world," is a follow-up of last year's extraordinary synod on the family, which focused on the various challenges facing family life today.