The laity council of India’s Catholic bishops has launched programs and seminars to prepare the faithful for the “synod on synodality” in 2023.
“This is the first time in the history of the Catholic Church that discussions and observations regarding Church activities are sought from the people of God from the grassroots in preparation for the synod,” read a media statement issued by V C Sebastian, the council’s secretary.
The council said it will organize seminars for lay leaders and parish representatives in all 174 Catholic dioceses and the 14 regional councils of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India.
“Our organizing strategy is to first hold the programs for the regional councils and then dioceses,” said Sebastian in an interview with Matters India.
The Vatican has released relevant guidelines based on which discussions have started in all Catholic dioceses all over the world on October 17.
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