The Synod offers us the opportunity to become a listening church…To listen to the Spirit in adoration and prayer…To listen to our brothers and sisters speak of their hopes and the crises of faith…to become a Church of Closeness. Let us keep going back to God’s own “style”, which is closeness, compassion and tender love.  (Pope Francis, Address For The Opening of the Synod, 9 October 2021)

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