The conference suggested that the priority of the church should be to welcome, protect, promote, and integrate the migrants into the mainstream of society, making them feel that they are one of them and they can live in dignity and freedom.
"In Africa, we believe that we have to journey together as a family, to listen to one another. And that is why Pope Francis invited us to journey together in this Synod on Synodality, to enlarge our hearts,” Archbishop Lucio Muandula.
At a press conference on the same day, Bishop Georg Bätzing of Limburg, head of the German Bishops' Conference, recognizing the process to be complex and not "peaceful", denied the allegations of divisions over the national Synodal Path and that the synodal plans would cause a new schism in the Catholic Church.
he participating delegates consist of representatives of 17 Conferences of Bishops and 2 Synods of Bishops, representing the 29 countries that constitute the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences (FABC).
Pope Francis called Lent and the Synod on Synodality a 'strenuous mountain trek.' “The Lenten journey of penance and the journey of the Synod alike have as their goal a transfiguration, both personal and ecclesial,” Pope emphasized.
“The living Church is Synodality. It is visible in the living way of the Church. The action flows from the existence of the Church composed of all baptized. Every baptized person is sent.” Father Hyginus Myint Soe says.