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Cardinal Gregory notes lack of priests at October Synod

April 12, 2024

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CWN Editor's Note: In an interview with Catholic News Service, Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington, DC noted the “lack of parish priests present” at the October Synod.

“If the Synod is going to be a success, it really needs to keep its roots in the Sunday pew,” he said. While the upcoming world meeting of priests in Rome” is needed, and 300 priests “300 priests “is a good delegation,” it is only “a small representation of the total number of priests who are engaged directly in pastoral ministry.”

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