Pope appoints cardinals with ties to UN, gay activists to help draft Amazon Synod doc

Oct 18, 2019 by

by Dorothy Cummings McLean, LifeSite:

Pope Francis has added his own nominations to the group who will draft the final report of the Pan-Amazonian Synod.

The four men named as the pontiff’s own choices are Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, the aristocratic Archbishop of Vienna, Austria; Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, the Argentinian chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences; Archbishop Edmundo Ponciano Valenzuela Mallid of Paraguay; and the Italian Fr. Rossano Sala.

[…]  Thirteen men, therefore, are responsible for drafting the final document of the synod. It will be voted on by the bishops participating in the synod, and two non-ordained male religious, and then given to Pope Francis. Pope Francis will then use or not use the document as he prefers. The synod is a consultative process, and its sole function is to advise the pontiff.

Pope Francis’ choice of drafters have some concerned that he has excluded more orthodox voices from the writing of the final synod document. Among the many fears Catholics have about this synod is that bishops contemptuous of tradition are exploiting the problems of the Amazonian region as a pretext to weaken the law of priestly celibacy and to attempt to “ordain” women to the “diaconate.”

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