Testimonies give insight into how Synod on Synodality can realize pope’s vision for church

(OSV News) — The global Synod on Synodality has been two years in the making, but even as the synod’s universal stage in Rome is underway, the synod’s public discussions are revealing how this process is starting to free the church to realize the vision of a missionary church Pope Francis advanced at the very beginning of his pontificate with the publication of “Evangelii Gaudium.”

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Bishop O’Connell of Trenton, N.J., dedicates new Diocesan Shrine of Blessed Carlo Acutis

BRICK, N.J. (OSV News) — An air of both excitement and reverence permeated the parish community of St. Dominic in Brick, Oct. 1, when some 1,200 worshippers gathered throughout the church complex to witness the dedication by Bishop David M. O’Connell of Trenton of a new Diocesan Shrine to Blessed Carlo Acutis and to pray with his mother, who was visiting from Italy.

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