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Japanese bishops, Neocatechumenal Way remain at odds, journalist reports

Catholic World News - January 19, 2011

This week Pope Benedict XVI offered a strong endorsement to the Neocatechumenal Way, as he led a Vatican "commissioning ceremony" in which members of the lay movement were sent off on missions. The group also has enthusiastic support from many bishops around the world. Still, the Neocatechumenal Way faces strong opposition among the Japanese bishops, notes Sandro Magister of L'Espresso, who observes that "the relationship with bishops is a sore sport for the Way."

In December, the Vatican Secretariat of State overruled a decision by the Japanese bishops to order the Neocatechumenal Way out of their country for a period of 5 years. Instead the Vatican set up new talks between the bishops and representatives of the movement, with a Vatican delegate (still to be named) as mediator. The talks could be contentious, Magister reports; Japanese bishops remain unconvinced that the movement will adhere to ecclesiastical authorities.

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