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LEBANON – SYRIA – VATICAN
Greek Melkite Church: peace reached between Patriarch Gregory III and “rebel” bishops
The Synod held a few days ago in Rabieh, Lebanon, ends in success. Divisions between the patriarch and a group of dissident prelates over real estate is settled. Communion and fraternal charity prevailed in the community. The presence of the nuncios to Syria and Lebanon, Card Zenari and Mgr Caccia, proved crucial.
Image of bishops, suggestions for election time
Vietnamese episcopate defends action of Hanoi archbishop
In response to the president of the people's committee of the capital, asking that he be punished and transferred, the episcopal conference affirms that Archbishop Kiet "has done nothing against current canon law".
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India, Latin rite bishops publish Hindi translation of Amoris Laetitia
The goal is to spread the teachings of the Apostolic Exhortation in civil society, particularly among families. The bishops have promoted discussions on the text at the national, regional and diocesan level. The next meetings will continue to have the family as the focal point.
Synod: need for primacy of the Word of God in Church's life and mission
The working document has been presented for the synod in October, which will focus above all on pastoral and missionary issues. The need to promote understanding of the Bible, and the danger of "fundamentalist" and ideological interpretations. Hopes for participation of the Chinese bishops.
Bishops “will not endorse candidates in May elections”
In an official document, the President of the National Bishops Conference explains that it is not the pastoral duty of bishops to inform the political choices of believers, but to bring the faithful around the values of the Gospel.
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