18 October 2014

CORRECTED AND UPDATED: Final Synod document published

The final Message of the III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops has now been published.

I have yet to read it, but my first observation is simple: The Relatio post disceptationem - the so-called "Midterm report" was eleven pages long; the final Message is only three pages.


The Message is well-written and has a certain poetic sense to it. Of particular note is the absence of both the question of the reception of Holy Communion for the divorced and civilly remarried and of homosexuality.


The final Message linked about is not the final Relatio of the Synod, which is yet to published.

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