Vatican City, Nov 30, 2018 / 10:32 am
According to the president of the Pontifical Mission Societies, there is a clear link between next October's focus on missionary work and the synod on the Amazon that makes the convergence of the two events fortuitous.
Pope Francis "underlined this connection between the Extraordinary Missionary Month and the synod for the Amazon," Archbishop Giampietro Dal Toso told EWTN Friday. "This connection is not a casual one."
"It will help [us], I believe, also to live the missionary dimension of the synod on the Amazon," he added. "Therefore, the reflection that the Synod Fathers make on the Amazon will also reflect the task of the Church in bringing the Gospel to that region of the earth."
Pope Francis announced last year that the month of October 2019 would be dedicated to reflection and prayer for the missionary work of the Church. The theme will be "Baptized and Sent: The Church of Christ on a Mission in the World."