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(RNS) — Cardinal Seán O’Malley, archbishop of Boston, and Bishop Robert McElroy of the Catholic Diocese of San Diego have been invited to participate in the Vatican’s Amazon synod, two of three Americans selected to participate in the prominent gathering of Catholic clerics.
The Vatican announced Saturday morning (Sept. 21) that the men will join some 185 voting clerics for the Synod for the Pan-Amazon region, scheduled for Oct. 6-27 in Rome. The other U.S. representative slated to participate is Cardinal Kevin Farrell, operating in his capacity as prefect for the Vatican’s Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life.
Gathering - Variety - Issues - Amazon - Region
The gathering will tackle a variety of issues facing the Amazon region, ranging from political to ecological to the concerns of indigenous people. Bishops are expected to reflect on the synod’s theme, “New Paths for the Church and...
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