Asian perspective on Synodality
Filipino Bishop Pablo Virgilio David of Kalookan, the coordinator of the documentation committee, said the “Bangkok Document” is divided into five parts based on the biblical narrative of the three Magi which are journeying together, looking, discerning, offering gifts, and making new pathways.
The first part titled “Journeying” draws inspiration from the Synod on Synodality, he said.
“Synodality’s basic principles of communion, participation, and mission have actually given a fuller expression and affirmation to FABC’s long-standing affirmation to triple-dialogue: namely with religion, culture, and the poor of Asia,” David said.
The second part titled “Looking” takes a “serious phenomenological look at the emerging realities confronting the Churches in Asia,” he pointed out.