"....we live today in a very challenging secular environment, where, sadly many people do not know the way of encountering, believing in, and following Jesus Christ. Some have lost their sense of being part of the Church, and others, for various reasons, may feel they no longer wish to be involved. It is therefore important that this synodal process is an inclusive one where we listen to others who have many different perspectives. No one is excluded. All are invited and welcome to participate".