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SYNOD. An ecclesiastical assembly.

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The recent reports in prominent newspapers, magazines and TV channels about what transpired in the first week of the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops in Rome is typical of the phenomenon of the media projecting their own prejudices about the Extraordinary Synod instead of reporting objectively on what was actually discussed.
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.
During the Mass the pope signed the Exhortation, which includes recommendations made to the Christians of the region during the Special Assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops, which convened in the Vatican in October 2010.
Included in the list of young people for the washing of the feet rite are a participant of the 2018 Synod of Bishops on Young People, a volunteer of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) and a first-time voter.
Paulo, reported earlier this month that the synod has become a concern for the Brazilian government, with the country's intelligence agency and military monitoring the preparative meetings for the Synod of Bishops.
Held every three years, the Synod of Bishops was established by Pope Paul VI on September 15, 1965 "to foster the unity and cooperation of bishops around the world with the Holy See."
Currently, those under investigation are not allowed direct contact with their accusers and the CDF often acts as "investigator, accuser, judge and jury," according to the letter, which points out that the process can "drag on for years." The writers propose doing away with anonymous denunciations and instituting a committee set up by the Secretariat of the World Synod of Bishops, the Tablet reported.
NNA - The conference on the Family and the Challenges of the Era in the Middle East concluded its work on Saturday, following two days of work in a religious center in Rabweh, and issued a document signed by Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops Lorenzo Baldisseri and leaders of all Muslim and Christian sects in Lebanon.
6 -- Pope Francis will preside over the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops in Rome from October 5 to 19.
The book can be considered Cardinal Mueller's "definitive contribution to preparations for the next synod of bishops, dedicated to the family" being held in Rome 5-19 October.
VATICAN CITY--Catholic News Service reports that "the percentage of Catholics practicing their faith is declining almost everywhere around the globe." The working document for the October 7-28 Synod of Bishops on the new evangelization contains more than a dozen references to a "weakening of faith" or "declining practice."
Sfeir also prayed God would inspire the Synod of Bishops to elect the "best candidate" to head Lebanon's Maronite Church.