10/06/15 1:55 pm
(Vatican Radio) Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J. opened the daily press conference by explaining what had happened in the morning session. He said that the general secretary of the Synod, Cardinal Baldisseri, had explained âcertain processes of the methodologyâ and its new elements. Lombardi said that Pope Francis also thought it was important for him to make a contribution and so he too said a few words.
âThe Holy Father thought it important to say that what we are doing here must be seen as a continuation of last year,â Lombardi said. Pope Francis said that the group work, which the Synod Fathers begins on Tuesday afternoon, is going to be very important. The Pope reminded the Fathers that âCatholic doctrine on marriage was not called into question in the previous sitting of the Synodâ and that âthe Synod is not about one single issue â Eucharist for the divorced and remarried â but many issues and we must take them all into account.âRead More
10/06/15 12:27 pm
(Vatican Radio) On Tuesday afternoon, participants at the Synod of Bishops on the family move into small language group discussions, following on from one and a half days of presentations at the General Congregations. Philippa Hitchen takes a look at some of the key issues that have emerged during this first phase of the three week encounter....
10/06/15 9:30 am
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has warned against having a hard heart that is closed to Godâs mercy.
Speaking on Tuesday morning during Mass at the Casa Santa Marta before joining the Synod Fathers gathered in the Vatican Synod Hall, the Pope urged the faithful not to put oneâs own convictions or a list of commandments before the Lord's mercy.Read More