Cardinal Nichols praises move away from eurocentric Church

The meetings and the work of the Synod of Bishops have slowly contributed to the dissolving of “our Euro-centric vision not only of the world but also of the Church”, said Cardinal Vincent Nichols.

He used his address at the commemoration of the 50 anniversary of the Synod of Bishops last month to praise the “rich variety” of Catholic life that the Synods have brought, and the way they have ended the eurocentric imaging of the Church.

One of the most exhilarating “synodal” moments for him, he recalled, was during the 1998 Special Assembly of the Synod for Oceania.

“Mass was celebrated in the St Peter’s Basilica to the sound of conch shell horns and enriched processions and great garlands of flowers evoking the space, beauty and freshness of remote Pacific islands where Christianity was still in its first generation of disciples.”


Additional reading

News category: Asia Pacific.

Tags: , , ,