“This division, clergy and laity, is a functional division, not qualifying. But there is unity, a single flock and the dynamics among the differences inside the Church is syno-dality, that is, listening to one another and going together, “synodos”: making the way together. And this is the sense of synodality that our Orthodox Churches and the Eastern Catholic Churches have preserved. Instead, the Latin Catho-lic Church had forgotten the synod, it was St. Paul VI who restored the synodal journey 54, 56 years ago, and we are journeying to have the habit of synodality, of walking together.”
Pope Francis returned to Rome on Monday after a five-day trip on Dec. 2-6 to Cyprus and Greece. Pope Francis in the press conference on the flight from Greece to Italy spoke thus.