By Fr. Martin Wanyoike, Vatican
The first official day of business begun at the
The Synod Fathers gathered in the synod hall had the opening prayers led by the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI who later sat through the first sessions.
Archbishop Nikola ETEROVIC Secretary General of the Synod then read the opening speech in which he listed the numerous growth of the Church in
He hoped that the outcome of the Synod’s discussions would translate into initiatives of pastoral activities in evangelizations, human promotion, especially in reconciliation justice and peace.
And Cardinal Peter Kodwo. Appiah Turkson of
He explored various challenges facing the church today. “The church in
Family under attack
While addressing the press after the morning session, Card Turkson lamented the numerous attacks against the family in the continent and hoped that the synod would seek to strengthen this marriage institution.
The synod enters day 3 with more presentations and later the synod fathers going into discussion groups.
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