Francis therefore called for an extroverted Church, the church that seeks out the real problems and not just “sterile”, but listens.
Rome, October 10, 2010 (European News). At the opening of the synod which is a consultative church of the church and will be before October 2023, the Pope asked the church to give up “old practices”.
The Pope recalled in front of many bishops in the world: “God does not live in a sterile and quiet place far from reality, but walks by our side. We will always find our way on the sometimes rough road of life, no matter where we are. We are always there for you. As representatives of the local churches, we gathered in St. Peter’s Basilica. He pointed out in this regard: “When we can really meet him and each other, everything will change. There is no form, no falsity, no makeup.”
Francis called for an extroverted church that would listen and look for the real problems of people. He stated that the Holy Spirit required us to listen to every church, nation and country’s problems, anxiety, and hopes. We also need to be open to the world’s challenges and opportunities. This is where we are in trouble. We have a lot of work ahead of us. Do not allow your heart to become soundproofed. We don’t block ourselves in our determination.”
He urged the church to forget about “closure”, and asked for the “path” that the church should follow. He asked for space and asked for the church’s help in meeting others.
“It’s not about organizing events or doing theoretical reflections on issues, but the most important thing is to spend time with the Lord and approve of our encounters. In formal relationships, we tend to prefer to hide or wear masks. The spirit of priests Che, however, is more like ‘Mr. Fathers are more like abbots than fathers. He said that wearing these environmental masks changed us and pointed to new paths we didn’t anticipate.”
On the Eucharist-the official opening of the Pope’s Synod, entitled “For the Synod: Communion, Participation and Mission”-approximately 3,000 people attended. Since the outbreak, some believers have not attended.
The Pope was able to greet the Colombian nun Gloria Cecilia Narváez, who was abducted in Mali in February 2017, on a large scale. She was freed this Saturday, and she was able to attend Saint Pedro, the inaugural mass of The Conference of Bishops Luo.