NewsVatican
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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NewsVatican
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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NewsVatican
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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AustraliaNews
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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NewsUSA
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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NewsUSA
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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NewsUSA
October 20, 2015

Synod is being distorted by critics, says Cardinal Wuerl

The US cardinal told America magazine the synod was not being manipulated The Synod of Bishops on the family is not being manipulated, rather the distortion rests in how it…
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NewsVatican
October 13, 2015

CDF prefect deplores leaking of letter

Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, told the Milan-based newspaper Corriere della Sera that he would neither confirm nor deny signing a…
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NewsVatican
October 12, 2015

Thirteen cardinals express concern over new synod rules in letter to Pope

Pope Francis reportedly responded to the letter by underlining support for procedures Thirteen cardinals wrote to Pope Francis at the start of the family synod expressing concerns about new procedures,…
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NewsUSA
October 7, 2015

US cardinal: ‘Synod is moving along very well’

Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington told Vatican Radio that discussions have got off to a good start Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington DC has said that the opening days of…
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