The Church in Australia, on the feast of Pentecost, yesterday marked the official launch of the Plenary Council, which will culminate in gatherings in 2020 and 2021 to consider the Church’s governance, laws and practice.  It is being held to discuss the future of the Catholic Church in Australia.

In a special message for the Catholic community in Australia, Pope Francis said that he hoped “through patient dialogue and faith-filled discernment, the conciliar journey will confirm the Catholics in Australia in a spirit of fraternal unity and missionary discipleship”.

That, the Holy Father said, would enable them to be “a leaven of holiness, justice and reconciliation in today’s rapidly changing society”.

The question we can all think about at this stage is:  What do you think God is asking of us in Australia?

Two historic National gatherings to consider the future of the Catholic Church in Australia will be held in Adelaide in October, 2020 - as announced by the Catholic Bishops Conference.


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