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Archbishop Forte reports 'widespread consensus' on final Synod document

October 21, 2014

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Archbishop Bruno Forte, who served as special secretary for the October meeting of the Synod of Bishops, has said that there was a “widespread consensus” among the bishops in support of the Synod’s final statement.

The Italian prelate said that the Synod’s emphasis on mercy should be understood properly, as “neither do-goodery nor weakness.” The Synod document was fully in line with Church teaching on marriage and sexuality, he stressed.

Archbishop Forte was widely identified as the main author of a controversial passage on homosexuality that appeared in the Synod’s interim report, but was not approved by the Synod. He told La Stampa: “I am not the only brains behind the document, nor the only author.”


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  • Posted by: feedback - Oct. 21, 2014 9:53 PM ET USA

    There was a widespread opposition among the bishops to Abp. Forte's praise of homosexuality; it was full of do-goodery and weakness.

  • Posted by: Frodo1945 - Oct. 21, 2014 8:21 PM ET USA

    In the future, I will not believe anything Fr. Bruno puts out unless it is confirmed by a second source. Fooled once but not twice!