20 November 2013
Pope Francis has convened an extraordinary Synod meeting in Rome next year, on marriage and the family and has asked Bishops Conferences worldwide to undertake wide consultation with their people, in order to provide input to the discussion.
‘We’ve made the questions provided to us into an online survey for people to contribute to as many or as few questions and anonymously if they wish. We’re inviting people to focus on the questions which are most meaningful to them,’ says Archbishop John Dew, President of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference.
‘It is a valuable opportunity for Catholics in Aotearoa New Zealand to contribute to the discussion on marriage, family and related topics. We would like to hear from as many people as possible whether people would describe themselves as practising or non-practising or anything in between. It is especially important to us that young people will contribute their views to this discussion.’