Pope Francis He also invited two Chinese bishops to the synod, which will begin on September 30 with an evening vigil in St. Peter’s Square. This was stated by the Deputy Secretary of the Bishop Synod Luis Marin de San MartinThis was announced this morning during a press conference in the Vatican. The bishop presented the final list of participants and the program of the complex.
Basic Luis Francesco LadariaThe former Dean of the Department for the Doctrine of the Faith canceled his participation in the Council. Ladaria has now succeeded the Argentine archbishop Victor Manuel Fernandez, one of the Pope’s close associates. Bishop Luis Marin told reporters that he did not know the reason for Ladaria’s absence.
German Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig MüllerHe will also be present, a former conservative of the religious doctrine.
Some important peripheral activities
With the addition of Giuseppe Yang Yongqiang, Bishop of Chucun, and Antonio Yaoxun, Bishop of Jining/Woming, to the list of participants, the Church in China is represented by three church leaders. Earlier, Stephen Sau Yan Chow, Bishop of Hong Kong, was also invited to visit Rome.
There was some interesting news to learn during the press conference. The Synod will consist of 5 units, each of which begins with the Eucharist. Follow up and update the Green Public CircularK. Laudato C It will be announced at the beginning of the Synod, especially on October 4, the feast day of Saint Francis. On October 19 there will be a prayer with and for migrants and refugees, and on October 25 there will be a rosary in the Vatican Gardens. The closing mass at the end of the three-and-a-half-week synod will be held on Sunday, October 29, in St. Peter’s Basilica.
365 members of the assembly
A total of 464 people are participating in the synod, the deputy secretary said. Of these, 365 people are eligible to vote, including 54 women.
Never before in history have Catholic laity and women had such a say in such an important meeting of the Catholic Church.
It should be noted that the Council can only present proposals and suggestions to the Pope. Italian Jesuit Father Giacomo Costa added: “All participants will receive a tablet on which they can read documents, exchange information and vote.”
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