The Face of a Listening Church
Archbishop Robert Rivas O.P.
Introduction by Mario Cardinal Grech
This is a new springtime for the Church and the wind is pushing us forward. We have
a Pope who is gentle and firm at the same time; a leader who is visionary with sound
pastoral judgment and openness. We have a Pope who is unafraid to step out in faith,
create new roads to travel, excite new perspectives on the way we see and think and
initiate a Synodal Process built on the pillars of communion, participation and mission.
He has given us a radical concept of Church that challenges us to walk in the shoes
of the suffering, afflicted, oppressed, distressed and broken-hearted. He has taken
the Church to the peripheries so that we can truly be a listening Church with no
one rejected or excluded. I hope this book, The Face Of A Listening Church, could
be for you a companion on the journey.
+ Archbishop Robert Rivas O. P.
978 0 85244 721 5
400 full colour pages