Editorial: The 2015 Synod of Bishops was extraordinary in ways probably not anticipated or wished for by many of those who planned and attended the gatherings held over two years.
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, said an apostolic exhortation on the family following the recently concluded Synod of Bishops could be released soon. Synod fathers requested it.
“The frame of reference is now going to be: ‘What does the gospel really say here?’ That’s our first task,” said Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl.
Pope Francis named two new archbishops, Matteo Maria Zuppi and Corrado Lorefice, in Italy on Oct. 27, as strategic appointments for the pontiff’s push to create a “poor church.”
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Maltese Sr. Carmen Sammut said that, after the synod, women religious are called to carry forth the pastoral work that the official church is sometimes unable to do.
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Pope Francis concluded the synod warning against a temptation to practice a spirituality that ignores people’s struggles or sees things only as we wish them to be.