Bishop Grech, Backer of Relaxed Communion Rules, Picked for Key Synod Position

The bishop was the principal author of Malta’s guidelines endorsing reception of Communion by divorced and civilly remarried Catholics, and also has been accused of strong-arm actions against critics. VATICAN CITY — In a significant appointment in light of Pope Francis’ emphasis on synodality, Bishop Mario Grech of Gozo, Malta, was named today as the

Promoted by Pre-Synod Documents: Spiritual Refuge for Modernized Indians, or Lifesaver for Urbanites Having an Existential Crisis?

Festival du Chamanisme 2017

Cardinal Baldisseri There is no doubt that the Synod on the Pan Amazon region will have a universal dimension. So say its organizers. “One writes ‘Amazon’ and reads ‘world,’” is how the Osservatore Romano summarized various interventions by Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, secretary of the Synod of Bishops, and Cardinal Claudio Hummes, rapporteur of the coming