Pope Francis Launches Global Call to Encounter

Pope Francis

Pope Francis formally launched the two-year global consultation process leading to the 2023 synod with a call to encounter, listen, and learn from others.

The Holy Father said that Catholics should "look others in the eye and listen to what they have to say." Preaching at a Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica on Oct. 10, the pope said that Catholics taking part in the synodal path should strive to “become experts in the art of encounter.”

Many dioceses are holding Masses in honor of the synod. Please check with your local diocese for more information on any events taking place.

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