MIAMI (AP) – The Archdiocese of Miami is holding a town hall-style meeting for South Florida Catholics. The meeting is set for Oct. 26 at the Miami Downtown Hilton as part of the archdiocese’s 55th anniversary. Catholics who attend the “synod” can share their concerns with Archbishop Thomas Wenski.
The keynote speaker will be Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga of Honduras. He was one of eight cardinals who met with Pope Francis to discuss different topics related to the church.
Francis made headlines last month when he said the Catholic Church had become obsessed by what he called “small-minded rules” about how to be faithful. The Pope said pastors should instead emphasize compassion over condemnation when discussing divisive social issues. The mass and meeting is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is open to the public.