Vatican spokesmen: Pope Francis’ seventh year will be ‘synodal’
Vatican City, Mar 13, 2019 / 10:15 am (CNA).- On the sixth anniversary of Pope Francis’ election Wednesday, the Vatican’s chief spokesman said Francis will continue to lead the Church as a synodal “field hospital” in the year ahead.
Pope Francis “has a vision of an ‘outgoing’ Church and a ‘field hospital’ Church,” Alessandro Gisotti, interim director of the Holy See Press Office told Vatican Media March 13.
“The outgoing Church presupposes that you walk … and ‘synodal’ means walking together,” he continued.
Gisotti connected Pope Francis’ vision of the Church, from the beginning of his pontificate, as a field hospital to the