Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Mario Grech’

Synod cannot ignore difficult questions

Monday, May 23rd, 2022
Synod cannot ignore difficult questions

The cardinal tasked by Pope Francis with overseeing the Church’s global synod says he is not worried about the German reform process stressing that the synod cannot ignore difficult questions. Cardinal Mario Grech said that the criticisms of Germany are part and parcel of what it means to be a synodal Church which offers a Read more

Priests invited to model synodal attitudes

Thursday, March 24th, 2022
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Priests throughout the world should play an active role in contributing to the synodal process, according to two senior Catholic prelates. In a letter addressed to all Catholic priests, Cardinal Mario Grech and Archbishop Lazarus You Heung-sik said priests should try to help show the church as a welcoming home inhabited by the Lord and Read more

I’d rather clerics come visit me in jeans – Pope Francis

Monday, September 27th, 2021

Pope Francis told Cardinal Mario Grech that he would rather see clerics in jeans when visiting him, ditching their formal wear. Grech made the comments during an interview on Newsbook.com.mt with by Fr Joe Borg. Grech said that after he was raised to the rank of Cardinal, he attended a meeting with Pope Francis and Read more

Secretariat begins discussing new synod process with bishops

Monday, June 21st, 2021
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In preparation for the next world Synod of Bishops, leaders of the synod’s general secretariat held online meetings to discuss the process with the presidents and general secretaries of national and regional bishops’ conferences. Cardinal Mario Grech, secretary of the synod, and the office’s two undersecretaries, Xaviere Missionary Sister Nathalie Becquart and Bishop Luis Marín Read more

Vatican halts 2023 Synod on synodality

Monday, May 24th, 2021
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The Vatican has postponed the 2022 Synod of bishops on Synodality by one year. The additional time will allow for an unprecedented consultation with Catholic laity. According to a Vatican communique, the three-stage process “will help to make possible a true listening to the People of God to ensure the participation of all in the Read more