Synod Hopes and Fears: The Difference That Matters, by Dr. Jeff MirusOctober 30, 2019
Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (October 31)October 31, 2019
With the synod for the Amazon filed away, the anticipation is now over what Pope Francis will decide, on the basis of the votes delivered to him in the final document.
To judge by the improvised speech in Spanish that Jorge Mario Bergoglio gave in the synod hall at the end of the sessions, on the afternoon of Saturday October 26, his decisions will not take long. And in essence they are already written.
To identify them it is enough to go over step by step this speech by the pope, in its verbatim transcription.
First of all, Francis made it clear that for the next synod the issue that appeals to him is already there, that of synodality.
“One of the issues that was voted on, which received a majority – three issues received a majority for the next synod – is that of synodality. I don’t know yet if this will be selected or not, I have not decided yet, I am reflecting and thinking, but I can certainly say that we have come a long way and we must travel even further on this path of synodality.” ….