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Call to adopt Pope’s concept of a synodal way forward

12 November 2015 | by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt
 
Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich has called for the Church to put into practice the concept of a synodal Church, outlined by the Pope on 17 October in his address on the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Synod of Bishops, writes Christa Pongratz-Lippitt.“In his striking address during the Synod in Rome, the Pope made clear that the Church’s path in future could only be one of synodal cooperation,” Marx recalled at a study day on “Salutary Decentralisation – What local structures does a missionary Church need?” at the Jesuit St Georgen College in Frankfurt . “A synodal Church is a Church which takes all levels into consideration, the Pope, the bishops and the faithful,” Marx explained. In the light of the Pope’s Apostolic Exhortat




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