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We expressed our affection for the Extraordinary Form and the Church’s hard teachings. The official write-up downplayed both

The preparatory committee includes bishops who have entertained some distinctly radical ideas

The survey will help inform a report that will be sent to the Vatican ahead of next year’s synod

The Pope said that in a synodal Church there was ‘a movement from high to low’

The synod will instead focus on ‘Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment’

The bishops released a statement at the conclusion of their synod in which they rejected a partitioning of the Middle East

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said the Pope hopes to attend but his participation cannot be confirmed at this stage

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