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Pray for the Pope

We have just reached the end of the Synod on the Family in Rome. It's been a very tense several weeks leading up to the Synod, during and now after. As I pledged several months ago, I have no intention on going into the inner workings of the Synod, nor do I intend to comment on the details of the final document produced. I'll leave that to people far more competent than myself. I will only say these general things...

The African bishops, Polish bishops, and others came through. They successfully prevented a bad document from being produced.The document they did produce was vague on some points, which has allowed both sides to claim 'victory'.The document is now in the hands of the pope who will make a final decision on his own.The dynamics in the Synod really revealed nothing new, but only highlighted what was already known, namely that there is a power struggle surrounding the pope, with both orthodox and heterodox bishops vying for his ear. The synod revealed that th…