Pope Francis wants to hear from you! Learn how you can share your feedback on the Instrumentum Laboris (IL) with Pope Francis and the Synod office at the Vatican.
On June 28, 2023, the official Instagram account for the Synod invited people to write to Pope Francis with their feedback on the Instrumentum Laboris. Click below to see the original post, which includes more ideas of how to participate.
Watch: IL Press Conference
Watch the recording of the presentation of the Instrumentum Laboris and Methodology of the first session of the XVI General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on Tuesday, June 20, 2023.
Your Message to Pope Francis
How would you begin to answer the questions raised in the Instrumentum Laboris about our life together as a People of God? Write a letter to Pope Francis and the Vatican Synod office sharing your feedback on the questions raised in the IL. Your responses to this form will be shared with the Vatican Synod office and with Discerning Deacons. You may also contact the Synod office directly at email@example.com.
Tips for Writing Your Letter
Before you start your letter, spend some time prayerfully engaging with the Instrumentum Laboris resources above. How do you sense the Holy Spirit is at work in the Church today? What unique insights does your life experience reveal?
Choose one or more of the discernment questions below, or another question from the IL, as a starting point for your reflection.
At the heart of synodality is encounter and the transformation that ensues as a result. More than statistics or arguments, stories facilitate encounter. What is a story that brings to life the insight that you are sharing?