In an interview with L’Osservatore Romano and Vatican News (the first since his appointment), Bishop Mario Grech as Pro-Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops reflects on his experience during the recent Amazon Synod and shares his thoughts on how central the synodal dimension is in Pope Francis’ pastoral ministry.
In the interview Bishop Mario Grech says that the Pope’s intention in appointing him as Pro-Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops last 2 October was “explicitly synodal”.
On the role of women in the Church, Bishop Grech says that many times the talk regarding women in the Church is still affected by utilitarianism, as if women should be conceded more space only so they can address certain emergencies.
He adds “Instead, it would be more correct and evangelical if women came to be recognized for what she truly is. Pope Francis’ observation in his closing discourse for the Synod was very timely when he said that “there is a need to reflect on what the role of women means in the Church. When we think of the role of women in the Church, we only think of the functional part. But her task goes well beyond the functional.”
See the full interview here
Via Vatican News