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Synod officials meet to plan for October sessions

Catholic World News - May 16, 2014

The “ordinary council” of the Synod of Bishops met at the Vatican this week to go over the working document for the October meeting of the Synod, which will be devoted to the family.

Pope Francis presided on May 13 at the first of two days of meetings. During those sessions the members of the council reviewed the working document, known as the instrumentum laboris, and considered amendments. They also discussed proposals for changes in the workings of the Synod.

The Synod of Bishops will meet in an extraordinary session in October, devoted to the pastoral challenges of the family in the context of evangelization. The next regular meeting of the Synod, scheduled for 2015, will be devoted to the same topic.

Participants in this week’s meetings included Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, the secretary-general of the Synod; Cardinal Peter Erdo, who will be the relator general for the October meeting; and Cardinals Andre Vingt-Trois of Paris and Raymund Damasceno Assis of Aparecida, Brazil, who will be presidents delegate of the Synod meeting.

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