CARD. MARX, “JOURNEY TOWARDS SYNODAL CHURCH CAN HELP US OVERCOME SERIOUS CRISES”

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The Archdiocese of Hamburg has celebrated the 24th anniversary of its foundation with a Eucharistic celebration on 7th January, presided over by Card. Reinhard Marx, President of the German Bishops’ Conference. According to a press release, the Cardinal in his homily “placed particular emphasis on the history of our intrinsic ecumenical bond: all Christian denominations are on a journey to serve each person,” since “Christianity is a religion that does not exclude anyone.” And when we celebrate the Eucharist, it is important for us to “constantly refocus and ask ourselves what the priorities are,” and then “look and act,” bearing in mind that “looking always means listening.” Referring to the anniversary of the founding of the Archdiocese, the cardinal asked: “How can we live together and listen to one another? How can we foster our joint responsibility and active participation in the Church?” And he referred to the “Synodal Church” often advocated by Pope Francis: “a new journey towards a synodal Church can help us to learn from one another and also to overcome serious crises,” the Cardinal concluded.

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