Synod helps me review my leadership – Archbishop
June 13, 2019 6:37 am
The Catholic Synod enables the Archbishop of the Catholic Church to re-look at his leadership.
Archbishop Peter Loy Chong says it is important to get views from the members to help plan the Church’s way forward.
Archbishop Chong says despite being in the position for six years, the guidance and views from synod members are important.
“I can’t lead by my own thinking, my own planning we have to think together and that is what a synod brings about, journey together with the people of God in helping the leadership of the church. There is no big reason, this is the proper way that I exercise my leadership as the Bishop of the Archdiocese of Suva.”
Archbishop Chong says seven points were raised during the two-day synod over the weekend which includes marital issues, climate change, youth, and unemployment concerns to name a few.
As part of the synod process, the Archbishop will go through all the recommendations before deciding on the way forward.
The last Synod meeting was convened by the late Archbishop Petero Mataca in 1990.