WelCom June/July 2022
‘The Catholic bishops of New Zealand are looking forward to meeting a wide a group of people at the national synodal hui in Wellington, on July 2, as we look at the question, “How do we as a Church journey together?”,’ said Bishop of Auckland Stephen Lowe, Secretary of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference.
The hui is the next big step of New Zealand’s part in the ‘Synod on Synodality’, the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in the Church, launched by Pope Francis in 2021 and concluding in Rome in 2023.
Representatives from dioceses, parishes, schools, priests and religious orders will attend the hui at St Catherine’s College, Kilbirnie, to discuss the feedback syntheses from the diocesan contributions to the synod process.
The hui was among many items the bishops discussed in Christchurch last month at one of their regular conference meetings. They also discussed an update on the Cause of the Venerable Suzanne Aubert and her path to sainthood as well as planning for the 2023 World Youth Day in Lisbon.