25th October of the FABC General Conference began with the Holy Qurbana, celebrated in the Syro-Malabar rite by His Eminence Mar George Cardinal Alencherry, Major Archbishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly. H.E. Francis Xavier Cardinal Kriengsak Kovithavanij, President of the day’s sessions, led the representatives in the Adsumus. The morning
prayer, hosted by the country of Japan, was led by the video prepared by Sr Clara Akhito and the Handmaids of the Holy Eucharist.
Mr D’souza, continuing with the next session on ‘Theory-U’, ‘Presencing and Absencing’ began with a short explanation of moving from ‘downloading’ past patterns to ‘performing’ new improved methods. The representatives continued with a group case study, followed by a sharing on what they had learned.
In the afternoon, representatives were divided into groups of fifteen and given specific topics to discuss, based on a framework. The topics and inputs were structured to be included in the drafting of the final FABC document. It was followed by collation and feedback.
The day concluded with the angelus, led by H.E. Cardinal Bo.