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29 October 2015 | by Christopher Lamb

Rising stars

The synod was not just a place to debate theology and pastoral solutions for the family, it also provided a platform for prelates to make their mark. At the end of three weeks a number have emerged with their reputations enhanced. Here we list some of the ones to watch Cardinal Christoph SchönbornIn his leadership of the German-speaking discussion group, the Archbishop of Vienna proved himself able to achieve consensus from both wings of the Church. His expert chairing was widely credited with helping to get Cardinal Gerhard Müller, prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, on board regarding the German-speakers’ proposals, which opened up the possibility for divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Communion. Schönborn’s imprint can also b


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