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Church Should Not Fear Change, Pope Says at Synod Close

posted on October 20, 2014

At Reuters, Philip Pullella reports on Pope Francis’ closing remarks after the synod of Catholic bishops that revealed deep divisions on how to respond to homosexuality and divorce. “God is not afraid of new things. That is why he is continuously surprising us, opening our hearts and guiding us in unexpected ways,” Francis said. While the initial draft of the synod’s documents upset conservative bishops with its upbeat tone regarding gays, cohabitation, and re-marriage, Francis said that he would have been “worried and saddened” if there had not been such honest discussion during the gathering.

Read at Reuters