Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta

Dom Helder Camara Lecture

“My hope for the Plenary Council”

Parkville, Victoria, 30 June 2021


Plenary Council: Abundance of goodwill or the last throw of the dice?

With a few months to the first session of the long-awaited Plenary Council (PC2020), we are finally headed down the home stretch. The initial phase of listening drew nearly 220,000 people across Australia and 17,500 individual and group submissions. These submissions were distilled into the six national theme papers and then further distilled again into the working document and finally the agenda. Momentum for the Plenary Council ebbed and flowed during this process, which has been disrupted by the pandemic.


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Sue Buckingham of David’s Place joins Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta