Meeting of FABC on ecumenical dimension of synodal process

12 Jan 2022

On Wednesday 12 January 2021, the Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs (OEIA) of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences (FABC), in collaboration with the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops, organized an online meeting on the ecumenical dimension of the synodal process.

The meeting followed up on the joint letter on this issue that Cardinals Koch and Grech sent to the bishops responsible for ecumenism on 28 October 2021.

After introducing the theme, Bishop Brian Farrell, Secretary of the PCPCU, and Sister Nathalie Becquart, Under-Secretary of the Synod of Bishops, responded to questions from representatives of the different Bishops' Conferences.

The meeting, which gathered together more than 70 representatives of the Bishops'  Conferences of Asia coming from more than 20 countries, was an opportunity to offer practical suggestions with a view to implementing the ecumenical dimension of the synodal process in dioceses, as well as in  episcopal conferences and  synods of the FABC.