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Good Custodians | Episode 16

At the Foot of the Cross
At the Foot of the Cross
Good Custodians | Episode 16

Mission and good custodianship are the order of the day for this ‘At the Foot of the Cross’ – the first after the summer break.

Canon Christopher Thomas, our General Secretary, rather skilfully threads the ‘mission’ topics of the day through this podcast. We talk about two forthcoming documents from Pope Francis. An Exhortation on environmental issues, updating his 2015 encyclical Laudato si’. That’s due for release on 4 October – the Feast of St Francis of Assisi. Bishop John Arnold, Lead Bishop for Environmental Issues, joins us to talk about why now is the time for action.

On 15 October, we look forward to an Apostolic Letter on St Thérèse of Lisieux – Co-Patroness of the Missions alongside St Francis Xavier. Many of us will remember with affection, the visit of the relics of St Thérèse to England and Wales in 2009 – a real time of grace.

Finally, how can we forget the Synod on the mission of the Church in the 21st century taking place in Rome throughout October? We join Fr Jan Nowotnik, our Director of Mission who will attend as a non-bishop voting member, to preview the synod with theologian Professor Anna Rowlands.


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