Seated before the San Damiano cross, in front of which St Francis of Assisi said he heard Jesus tell him to “rebuild my church,” Pope Francis prayed that “the synod be a ‘kairos’ (moment) of fraternity, a place where the Holy Spirit will purify the church from gossip, ideologies and polarization.”
Flame Ministries International has recently responded to an invitation to participate and lead events as part of the World Prayer Assembly which has this commenced in Perth under the theme ‘Wave of Glory’ to unite in prayer and ignite a movement of spiritual renewal.
In his second Walking Together – Weekly Thoughts for Reflection from the Synod, Archbishop Costelloe writes we in Australia had a head start in terms of what the Synod is trying to achieve.
Ukrainian Catholic Church Parish Priest Fr Ihor Holovko explained to The Record that for him the past 12 months have been a very defined mission of helping the community every way he can.
“It has motivated, all of us, I think, to do what we can when we have seen people in need – a bit like the words of St Mary McKillop,” Fr Ihor explained.
The 2020 Abraham Conference, “Interfaith on the Frontlines”, embraced and explored the profound changes caused by the pandemic, bringing together healthcare professionals from the Christian, Jewish and Islamic faiths to share their journey in addressing the many frontline challenges faced by each community in responding to COVID-19.