Amazon Synod Organizer: Final Document ‘Already Written’ But ‘No One Knows’ Who Wrote It

A key organizer of the Amazon Synod has confirmed that the final document is “already written,” but has said that “no one knows” who wrote it.

In comments to LifeSite outside the Synod Hall on Tuesday evening, Austrian-born Bishop Emeritus Erwin Kräutler of Xingu, Brazil, who is regarded as the principal author of the synod’s controversial working document, or Instrumentum laboris, said the ‘modi,’ or proposals, from the synod’s small working groups are now being “inserted” into the final document for review.

Asked by LifeSite if Cardinal Cláudio Hummes, the general relator of the synod, was one of the authors of the document, Bishop Kräutler, who is a member of the Amazon Synod’s information commission, offered an emphatic ‘no.’ He also denied having a hand in writing it.

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