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June 15, 2017

Millennials: Do you have something to say to the bishops? Here's your chance

The General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops announced the launch of a new website for the upcoming synod on youth, and encouraged young people to take the survey available…
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October 6, 2016

Proposed synod on married priests ‘was voted down by Pope’s advisors’

The synod will instead focus on 'Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment' The topic of the next synod has been announced as “Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment”, according to…
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August 18, 2016

Pope Francis asked to consider mature married men for priesthood

The Church may soon consider again considering married men for ordination to the priesthood. In some areas, the demand for sacraments is greater than the number of priests available to…
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October 26, 2015

Read: Everybody has a role to restore joy and peace to War Victims explains Pope Francis

Pope Francis addressed the Synod of the Chaldean Church today, and made it clear to them that how journeying together as christian and sheep under one shepherd are to always reach…
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October 21, 2015

Discourage Christian women from marrying Muslim men, observer tells synod

Observers discussed marriage, domestic violence and single mothers at the synod last week Observers have told the Synod of Bishops on the family to discourage Christian women from marrying Muslim…
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October 21, 2015

Pope Francis: ‘Synod must renew indisputable value of marriage between a man and woman’

At his general audience, the Pope prayed for the intercession of 'the pope of the family', St John Paul II Pope Francis has prayed for the intercession of “the pope…
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October 21, 2015

Annulment reform is not about shortcuts, cardinals say

Cardinal Martinez Sistach and Cardinal Wilfrid Napier say the new procedures will stop delays in cases where marriages are clearly not valid The reforms to the annulment process introduced by…
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October 20, 2015

New pastoral approach does not change doctrine, Australian archbishop says

Archbishop Mark Coleridge has called for 'a new kind of pastoral creativity' While Church doctrine must stay unchanged, an Australian archbishop has expressed his hope that the Synod of Bishops…
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October 20, 2015

Cardinal Pell: ‘I am not a synod rebel’

The Australian cardinal discussed Pope Francis and Communion in a wide-ranging interview Cardinal George Pell, the prefect of the Vatican secretariat for the economy, has stressed that he is “not…
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October 20, 2015

Synod is neglecting issue of homosexuality, says English bishop

Bishop Peter Doyle of Northampton discussed the synod in an interview with Vatican Radio Bishop Peter Doyle of Northampton has criticised the synod for failing to properly address the issue…
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