God is not frightened by people's sins, mistakes or failures, Pope Francis said.
God likes to intervene behind the scenes and without fanfare, always ready to help and lift people up.
The synodal process is a path of engagement that makes room for the Holy Spirit, and not a "majority consensus like a parliament" to guide the universal church, Pope Francis said.
All Christians are invited to pray for unity and continue to journey together, said Cardinals Mario Grech, general secretary of the Synod of the Bishops, and Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.
With so many problems and challenges in the world, people can find strength in St. Joseph.