Francis: "I would like to ask forgiveness in the name of the church for the scandals that have happened in this last period both in Rome and at the Vatican.”
Family Synod 2015
NCR Today: Benedictine Abbot Jeremias Schröder said he wished for a greater presence of women religious at a synod which was specifically on the family.
Synod Interview, Part 1: Archbishop Mark Coleridge said this synod is “probably more directly and deeply related to Vatican II than any other synod I've known.”
A Roman Observer: It is disappointing and disturbing how many people do not even have a correct understanding of the nature of the synod.
NCR Today: The new discussion procedure at the ongoing Synod of Bishops was a "huge step forward," according to Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, moderator of the German language group.
Synod, Day 8: A letter from several cardinals to Pope Francis, reportedly given to Francis on the first day of the synod, sees the cardinals sharply criticize the meeting.
Synod remarks: “We are bringing the same message," said Archbishop Thomas Msusa, Malawi's synod representative. "Let us live proudly the heritage of what we have received: the Christian family."
Distinctly Catholic: As reports emerge from the Synod of Bishops on the family, we are able to discern some of the key fault lines in the discussion.
Synod Day 6: Discussions begin to center on two big issues: the role of mercy and the church's vision on the indissolubility of marriage.
Synod remarks: Cardinal Berhaneyesus Souraphiel said the Synod of Bishops should identify the position of the church “without condemning anybody with different views."