A synodal ecclesial program is fruitful if «it helps everyone to walk in the faith of the Apostles cherished by Tradition». For this reason, references to synodal dynamics «cannot be used to open fractures among members of the Church on questions of faith or morals». Thus Mar Awa III, Patriarch of the Church of the Assyrian Church of the East, offers from an oriental perspective suggestive and useful coordinates for looking also at the synodal process started in the Catholic Church.
On Saturday, November 19, Mar Awa III made his fraternal visit to Pope Francis, who received him in the Apostolic Palace. On the occasion of his first trip to Rome as Patriarch, Mar Awa III also held a conference at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) on the “theology of synodality in the Church of the East”, within the framework of the international ecumenical symposium “Listening to the East” promoted by the Angelicum and the Pro Oriente Foundation to listen to reports, debates and testimonies on synodality in the life and mission of the Orthodox Churches and in the ancient Eastern Churches.ASIA/IRAQ – Walking together in the faith of the Apostles. Interview with Mar Awa III, Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East – Agenzia Fides
ASIA/IRAQ – Walking together in the faith of the Apostles. Interview with Mar Awa III, Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East – Agenzia Fides