12 November 2015, The Tablet

Voices of the people

Although the Church’s treatment of divorced and remarried Catholics was a major talking point at last month’s synod, just one husband and wife were present to represent their views. Here Christian and Nathalie Mignonat reflect on their experience and their hopes for the future In the throng of bishops and cardinals at last month’s Synod on the Family, the disparity in numbers between laity and clergy was striking. This meant that the views of the laity were easily overlooked, yet several made important contributions to the discussions. None more so than Christian and Nathalie Mignonat, who were appointed auditors or experts for their extensive work with divorced and remarried Catholics in their native France.The Mignonats faced some difficult moments at the synod &ndash
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