Synod Spokesman Refuses to Answer Whether Participants Must Follow Church Teaching

Leading officials behind the Synod on Synodality have refused to confirm that participants must commit to upholding Catholic teaching during the event’s discussions.

Speaking to journalists on October 11, Dr. Paolo Ruffini, prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Communication, and Quebec’s Cardinal Gérald Lacroix provided an update on the latest events of the Synod on Synodality, all while maintaining the Vatican’s peculiar policy of silence regarding the event.

LifeSite questioned the pair about the role of synod members in upholding Catholic teaching, a question that was in part prompted by an intervention on Monday by the relator general of the synod, Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, who attested that “in deep communion with His Father through the Holy Spirit, Jesus extended this communion to all the sinners. Are we ready to do the same?”

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