Vatican City, Nov 23, 2018 / 09:42 am
The approach of Pope Francis' meeting of bishops in February, on the topic of abuse prevention in the Church, will reflect the synodal journey, Fr. Hans Zollner told Vatican Media Friday.
In a Nov. 23 interview, Zollner – who is a member of the four-person planning committee for the Feb. 21-24 summit – said the meeting "is very important for the Church" and "it is necessary that the awareness of a synodal journey be shared – cum Petro et sub Petro."
Referring to the "consultative" phase of meeting planning, which is being launched soon, Zollner told the Vatican news outlet that "it is necessary that [the meeting] be prepared well, and that it involve all of the Episcopal Conferences right away."
This phase, he said, should include sharing of "information, reflections, the spirit of prayer and penance, and proposals for new concrete actions."