Now that the Synod on the Family has officially begun, we would like to offer you this “interview” with Pope Francis the will help to clarify what IS and IS NOT all about. The answers are based on his introductory discourse.

Pope Francis said, “the Church today takes up once again the dialogue begun with the announcement of the extraordinary Synod on the family, and certainly even long before that, to evaluate and reflect on the text of the Working Document (Lt. Instrumentum laboris), elaborated on the basis of the [Extraordinary Assembly’s] final report (Relatio Synodi) and the responses of the Bishops’ Conferences and from the other organizations with the right to contribute… The Synod moves necessarily within the bosom of the Church and of the holy people of God, to which we belong in the quality of shepherds – which is to say, as servants.”

Holy Father, what is the Synod?

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So, the Synod is something like a Parlament of Bishops?

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Ah, ok, thank you for the correction Holy Father. So the Synod is more an expression of…

Synod 2Beloved Holy Father, would you like to add anything else?

SyndHoldSo the Synod will be a special place to listen and welcome the action of Holy Spirit…

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