Religion: An American Agenda for Rome U.S. Bishops Help Lay the Groundwork for A Vatican synod

Vatican synod

Through much of 1985, Roman Catholic analysts have been speculating avidly and almost ceaselessly about what will happen at the forthcoming international synod of bishops. Pope John Paul II has called for the extraordinary session to commence in Rome on Nov. 25 to examine the implementation of the decrees of the Second Vatican Council, which concluded 20 years ago. The synod will follow a rare, three-day meeting in Rome of the full College of Cardinals. Some alarmists fear that a rollback of the accomplishments of the reformist council is in the works. That is an extreme view, but the synod will...

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