Listen, engage and dialogue: Synod report feels the pulse of Macau’s Catholic communities

A more open, more inclusive and more dialoguing Church. Chancellor of the Diocese of Macau Father Cyril Law brought forward recently the conclusions of the diocesan phase of the 2021-2023 Synod of Bishops. Among the many recommendations collected by the teams that gauged the pulse of Macau’s Catholic communities, one rises above all else: the perception that a Church that listens is a Church more aware of its limitations. Dialogue and improved communication are seen as critical by local Catholics.

Macau Diocese launches Diocesan Phase of 2023 Synod of Bishops

On Saturday, October 16, 2021, the Diocese of Macao joined the dioceses throughout the world in preparing for the Synod of Bishops 2023. Pope Francis has challenged the Church to “journey together” as one Church. The Holy Mass, celebrated by Bishop Stephen Lee and the clergy of the Diocese, marked the commencement of local participation of the Diocese of Macao in the two-year journey towards the 2023 Synod of Bishops.

Bishop Lee to open diocesan phase of Synod on Synodality

The diocesan phase of the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops – the first ever decentralized Synod – begins this Saturday in the Cathedral of the Nativity of Our Lady, with the celebration of a Solemn Mass, followed by a meeting between Bishop Stephen Lee and the local parish priests. Dedicated to the theme “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission,” the process which is just now beginning, looks to hear from voices on the margins of the Church and Pope Francis wants every Catholic to have a word.