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03 September 2015 | by Christopher Lamb

Synod must focus on ‘real life’, says Cupich Premium

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The forthcoming Synod on the Family should focus on real life pastoral situations rather than start with fixed notions of church teaching, the Archbishop of Chicago has said. Archbishop Blase Cupich, a rising star in the United States hierarchy, is believed to be attending October’s family synod as a personal appointee of Pope Francis, although an official announcement has yet to be made. “What is intriguing to me about what the Holy Father is doing with the synod is that he is saying ‘we need to walk together and we need to listen to each other. Nothing should be kept off the table, people should not say you can’t say that’,” the archbishop told The Tablet in an interview via Skype last week.“If you start only with ideas and fixed notio


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