The Continental Stage in Africa will be marked by two Working Sessions by a panel of experts and the concluding celebration of the Continental Synodal Assembly.
Venue: Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Date: 1st March to 6th March 2023
Participants: 155 delegates, that include: 95 lay people and 60 consecrated people among them 95 men and 60 women (27 lay women, 26 lay men, 16 girls, 16 boys, 5 seminarians, 5 novices, 8 brothers, 12 sisters, 18 priests, 15 bishops and 7 cardinals).
A final Eucharistic Celebration will close the Continental Stage of the Synod on Synodality. The mass, to be celebrated at the Sports Stadium in Addis Ababa, will be opened to many people from all over Africa and its islands.
Besides, there is the intention to promote a meeting for the bishops, representing all the Episcopal Conferences in Africa and the Islands, to collegially reread the lived synodal experience from the perspective of their specific charism and role (DCS, no. 108) and to prepare their participation in the Synod of Bishops in October 2023.