Posts Tagged ‘Pan-Amazonian synod’

Bishop emeritus says Amazon synod will miss the mark Comments 0

Monday, August 26th, 2019

A long-serving missionary bishop of the Amazon River delta says the Instrumentum laboris for October’s synod on the Amazon misses the problems faced by the Church in the region. “What is the Amazonian face? Can a synod next October of this magnitude be built with a presentation so far from reality, from identity, from respect Read more

Vatican formally opens discussion on married priests Comments 0

Monday, June 17th, 2019
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The Vatican has officially thrown open the question of the Catholic Church ordaining married men. It is the most direct mention ever by the Vatican of the possibility of married priests. The proposal, released around 10 pm Monday, NZ time, comes in a working document prepared for the Synod of Bishops in the Pan-Amazon. In Read more

Pan-Amazonian synod to discuss women’s, married men’s ministries Comments 0

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