Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri’

Vatican offsetting Amazon Synod’s carbon emissions

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

The Secretary General of the Synod of bishops on the Amazon, Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, says the Vatican will offset the Synod’s carbon emissions. The Synod is expected to generate carbon emissions of 572,809kg. The forestry licenses for the reforestation of ​​50 hectares in the Amazon basin will offset the emissions. Baldisseri says air travel accounts 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

Pan-Amazonian synod to discuss women’s, married men’s ministries

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Next year’s Pan-Amazonian synod will cover issues including the environment, evangelisation and the possibility of opening official ministries to women and married men. The synod will be called “Amazonia: New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology.” At a press conference about the synod’s preparatory document, Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri said: “We don’t want Read more

Youth survey response disappoints Vatican

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Responses to the Vatican’s online youth survey has had fewer responses than expected. As a result it will remain online until the end of November. The survey was sent out in June to help prepare for the Synod of Bishops’ assembly on young people that will take place in October next year. The synod will Read more

Married couples to address bishops at family synod

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Married couples will have a prominent role in the upcoming synod on the family, the event’s organiser has revealed. Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, the secretary general of the synod, said that married couples will address the gathering immediately after each topic is opened by a bishop. The synod runs from October 5-19 in Rome and Pope Read more

Expect a streamlined and focused synod on the family

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

The upcoming extraordinary synod of bishops on the family will feature streamlined operations and new rules to help bishops grapple with the issues. That’s what the synod’s general secretary, Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, told the Catholic News Service. The extraordinary synod from October 5-19 will be attended by presidents of bishops’ conferences, heads of eastern Catholic Read more