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Working document for the Extraordinary Synod on Marriage and the Family
26 June 2014

The reality of the lives of Catholics across the world is revealed in the working document for the forthcoming Extraordinary Synod on Marriage and the Family.

The document, or instrumentum laboris, was made public at the Vatican. It highlights the many forms of family that make up the Catholic faithful today. One section, called Difficult Pastoral Situations, highlights cohabitation, de facto unions, the divorced and remarried, teenage mothers, canonical irregularities and annulment issues.

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Comment by: I B Hopeful
Posted: 19/07/2014 11:39:34

Only up to page 28 but this is good stuff.
There HAS been some listening!
This augurs well for the synod.
Deo gratis.