the final report of the synodal work of 200 groups presented

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With the assembly for the return of the report presented to the CEI, the first phase of the synodal process was concluded at the Diocese of Trapani, the result of discernment and listening carried out in about 200 groups: a listening phase that involved the parish communities and priests but not only on some thematic nudes and which opened last November in the Cathedral with the presence of the bishop of Rieti and president of the CEI Culture and Communication Commission Domenico Pompili.

The meeting, which was held in the “Santa Chiara” hall of Episcopal Seminary saw an initial quantitative and qualitative presentation of the work carried out and a moment of discussion in the assembly.

“This first stage of the synodal journey made it possible to develop answers to unresolved questions – explained Sisters Michela Posla and Enzo Lo Pinto on behalf of the synodal coordination team – but urged an awareness of the need for a strong renewal in the approach cultural and pastoral practice of our communities.
Self-referentiality and clericalism, the desire for new forms of formation, the urgency of making the synodal method become the community style of parishes and increasingly inclusive groups where one is capable of to listen and to be listened to – they continued – but also the enthusiasm of feeling like a church on the way that does not give up and does not resign “.

The discussion on the conclusive summary (published in the download area of ​​the diocesan site was followed by the intervention of Bishop Pietro Maria Fragnelli who presented some elements of this first phase of the Synodal Way in Italy, summarizing it in: construction site of ecclesial subjects (co-responsibility and training); listening site of the “worlds“(Poor, frail, women, business world …) construction site of the structures to be streamlinedlaunching the proposal for a “Diocesan construction site” which he entitled “Evangelii gaudium” after Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation which represents the programmatic text of the pontificate.

The synodal path will continue in the coming years.

A video summary here by Giovanni Quartana of the synodal team tells what the first stage of the Synod wanted by Pope Francis represented for churches all over the world

News from Sicily 2022-07-01 16:40:00

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