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SYNOD. An ecclesiastical assembly.

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The Synod of Bishops will gather in a spiritual conclave at the seat of the Maronite patriarchate in Bkirki Thursday at 6 p.
24 final document from the Synod of Bishops is the fruit of three weeks of intense and sometimes heated deliberations among the global prelates, who were called to Rome by the pope to consider issues of family life.
Weeks before the Synod of Bishops, there had been a brewing tension between the conservative and the progressive members of the Synod over whether a Communion should be given to divorced and remarried Catholics.
The Year began at the World Eucharistic Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico in October 2004 and will conclude this October at the Synod of Bishops meeting in Vatican City.
Caption: Pope Francis waves as he leaves the opening session of the Synod of Bishops on the family at the Vatican Oct.
He also pointed out that the conference falls in the framework of workshops emanating from the Synod of Bishops of the Catholic Church, which was held at the Vatican on October 3 till 19th of October.
It compiles, for the first time, all the "interventions" of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, later Pope Benedict XVI, at the various gatherings of the Synod of Bishops.
The Year of the Eucharist closes this month with a Vatican synod of bishops.
Midway through the general assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the family, confusion, if not chaos, reigns, to paraphrase a synod father.
NNA - Maronite Patriarch, Cardinal Beshara Rahi, held a mass on Saturday in Bkirky marking the end of the first part of the annual retreat for the Synod of bishops, whereby he urged the rival political camps of March 8 and March 14 along with the centrists to take a valiant initiative and end the stalemate in presidential elections.
The Synod of Bishops was held at the Vatican from 7 to 28 October and examined the theme of "The new evangelization of the transmission of the Christian faith.
Father Keith Pecklers, a professor of liturgy at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, says many liturgists regard the document proposed for discussion at the Synod of Bishops meeting in Rome in October as "discouraging, one-sided, and totally inadequate.