Philly’s Chaput, Africa’s Sarah among 15 bishops to plan next Synod


Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput, Australian Cardinal George Pell, Guinean Cardinal Robert Sarah, and Philippines Cardinal Luis Tagle are among the 15 prelates who will be planning and organizing the next global meeting of Catholic bishops.

The four bishops will be part of a group preparing the next Synod of Bishops, following conclusion of the closely watched three-week Synod held at the Vatican last month on issues of family life.

Vatican reforms: 'No way they will be stopped,' says lay expert


Vatican reforms will not be stopped, according to Joseph F.X. Zahra, an economist and Malta business and banking executive, who has spent the better part of the past few years helping to lead the changes taking place at the Vatican. In 2011, Zahra was appointed as one of five members of the International Audit Committee of the Holy See and the Vatican City State. 



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July 14-27, 2017