The Vatican’s former head of doctrine has warned that “hundreds of thousands” of Catholics from the Amazon region will leave the Church as a result of being scandalized by seeing videos of the pagan idol “Pachamama” being worshiped in ceremonies during the recently-concluded Amazon Synod in Rome. Cardinal Gerhard Müller, 71, told Die Tagespost, a
Vienna archbishop and leading Amazon Synod participant Cardinal Christoph Schönborn has given permission for women to preside at funerals in his diocese, he said in an interview with Vatican Radio. This week, Pope Francis personally appointed Schönborn to the committee that will write the final synod document. One of the proposals being advanced at the synod,
Cardinal Raymond Burke has spoken out against the misuse of the Amazon synodal process, blasting its recent exploitation to change both the doctrine and disciplines of the Catholic Church. The synod is set to take place in Rome this month from the 6-27. “The fundamental concept of a synod was to call together representatives of
An African cardinal who is no stranger to mission territory raised concern that the upcoming Amazon Synod is being taken over by Westerners to promote an agenda contrary to Catholic teaching. Cardinal Robert Sarah, the Guinean Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, gave voice to his worries in a recent French-language interview with the National Catholic Register’s Edward
Two famous names associated with both the United Nations and abortion are on the guest list for the upcoming Synod on the Amazon. American economist Jeffrey Sachs, 64, and Korean former Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, 75, are among the 185 people invited to the synod, which will take place in Rome between October 6 and 27.