Vatican City, Oct 3, 2018 / 09:39 am
Pope Francis Wednesday told those bishops and auditors who will be giving short speeches – called “interventions” – at the youth synod, they should feel free to change them up as the dialogue proceeds.
During his opening remarks Oct. 3, the pope said bishops should be open to considering their prepared text a “provisional draft,” which can be added to or edited.
In the same spirit of discernment, which he said is an “interior attitude rooted in an act of faith,” not a slogan, technique, or a “fad of this pontificate,” he announced there will be about a three-minute long silence following every five interventions.
“This is to allow everyone to recognize within their hearts the nuances of what they have heard, and to allow everyone to reflect deeply and seize upon what is most striking,” he said.