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Analyzing the Pope's choices for Synod participants

September 24, 2012

Sandro Magister of L'Espresso analyzes the list of prelates appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as members of the approaching Synod of Bishops. He concludes that the Pontiff named some bishops to "balance" the choices of the world's episcopal conferences, while others were probably chosen because the Pope has a particular respect for their opinions.


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