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Archbishop Forte reports 'widespread consensus' on final Synod document

October 21, 2014

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!