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    Pope Francis has initiated a ‘synodal journey’ for the universal Church and invites everyone to participate in the first phase of a two-year process. Between October 2021 and April 2022, every diocese is asked to consult as widely as possible.

    The theme of the Synod is: “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission”.  Synodality indicates walking together and listening to one another but above all to the Holy Spirit.  To deepen this essential characteristic of the Church, the upcoming synod is unlike any previous one.  It starts with and involves all the faithful at local Churches across the world, promising to listen to all, especially to laypeople.

    The diocesan listening phase will run until April 2022 and will be followed by a continental phase from September 2022 to March 2023.  The final “universal Church phase” will culminate in the traditional assembly of the Synod of Bishops in the Vatican in October 2023.

    I am therefore inviting you to complete a questionnaire with the link below so that we can feed back our thoughts as part of the Diocesan conversation that will inform the global discussion that will eventually be fed back to Pope Francis.

     Synodal Pathway Questionnaire 

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