Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Claudio Hummes’

Amazon synod: actions speak louder than words

Monday, July 26th, 2021

The Catholic Church in the Amazon region must implement the Amazon synod recommendations, says Brazilian Cardinal Claudio Hummes, president of the Ecclesial Conference of the Amazon. Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic in the two years since the synod, there have been many interviews, documents and meetings “to reflect and discern about ‘what we Read more

Vatican guidelines for priests’ children released from secrecy

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Vatican guidelines for the way the Church should treat children of priests have been released after after a meeting with Vincent Doyle, a prominent campaigner on the issue. Doyle, whose father was a priest, is a member of  Coping International, an organisation that campaigns for the rights of priests’ children. Although the guidelines are not Read more

Synod working document not Church teaching

Monday, October 7th, 2019

Bazilian Cardinal Claudio Hummes clarified the working document’s purpose for the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon. It is is not official church teaching, he says. It is a way for bishops to listen to the local church’s concerns. The working document ( also called the Instrumentum Laboris) “isn’t a document of the synod, it Read more

Preparing for the Synod on Amazon: An interview with Cardinal Claudio Hummes

Monday, July 1st, 2019

On October 15, 2017, Pope Francis announced a Special Synod on the Pan-Amazon Region to take place in Rome. Its main objective is to “find new paths for the evangelization of that portion of the people of God, particularly the indigenous people who are often forgotten and often face a bleak future due to the Read more

Married priests: Pope opens debate

Monday, November 6th, 2017

Pope Francis is said to be considering including debate about married men’s ordination to the priesthood in next year’s Synod of Bishops. The context of the discussion will focus on the Church in the Amazon basin. His comments came in response to a question on the matter from Cardinal Claudio Hummes. Hummes is the president Read more

Cardinals want Roman Curia to be reformed

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Cardinal Claudio Hummes of Brazil has confirmed that he and other cardinals are convinced of the need for reform of the Roman Curia. In an interview with the Italian newspaper Avvenire — which is owned by the Italian Catholic bishops’ conference — he said : “The topic of the Roman Curia has been much discussed Read more