The 16th Ordinary General Assembly of Bishops began this week in Rome.
It was launched with Pope Francis celebrating Holy Mass in St Peter's Square (see here).
Bishop Brian McGee (Argyll & the Isles), who is representing the Church in Scotland, posted on Facebook: "In the scriptures one image of God’s presence is mist...As we walked towards St Peter’s Square early this morning the Basilica was surrounded by mist (See Bishop McGee's photo, below)
"I was surprised but also comforted by the image. God is present! The Synod of Bishops will only be a true Synod if we seek the Spirit’s guidance and trust that he is always present, guiding us. Please pray that we will seek nothing but God’s Will."
Please join Fr John Deighan (Ss John Cantius & Nicholas, Broxburn) in the below Archdiocesan video in praying for its success.
The Pope video for October is titled 'For the Synod'. Watch the video below or on YouTube