Loading
Former CELAM official says no “changes” were made to Aparecida document

.- In response to some groups linked to liberation theology that are claiming that changes were made to the final Aparecida document of the 5th General Conference of the Latin American Bishops’ Council, the former secretary general of CELAM, Bishop Andres Stanovnik, said Monday such allegations were baseless.

Bishop Stanovnik said the final document, which was approved by the CELAM on May 31, “was returned to CELAM for final revision, which consisted in correcting typos, grammatical, spelling and punctuation errors. The style was improved and various paragraphs that were out of place were more properly ordered. In some cases, numbers were replaced by letters; footnotes were corrected, and confusing wording in some places was improved.  This was done in constant communication with the Holy See.  There were not alterations to the content of any of the document’s paragraphs.”

Bishop Stanovnik also noted that the after the final review, the document was sent to the Holy Father on June 11.  The text was reviewed by various Curial offices, “which made suggestions to the Holy Father about several sections of the document.”

Consequently, he explained, “the final document, which Benedict XVI authorized to be published, contains variations suggested by his advisors that, despite the emphasis they gave to certain numbers of the document, did not substantially modify the text approved by the assembly in Aparecida.”

The bishops chose by the Pope to attend the 5th CELAM conference did not make up “an independent organism,” but rather they worked “in communion with Peter and under Peter, and thus the Holy Father has the power to introduce variations that he considers appropriate to the texts produced by the assembly.”


Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

3D Church mapping
3D Church mapping
#PAUSEforPeace Initiative
Dedicating art to San Juan de la Cruz
A state without territory elects new government
The renewal of the Legionaries of Christ
Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Synod on the Family October 2014
Preferential option for the poor
God is alive, even in sport
'A forbidden God' named Best Film at the International Catholic Film Festival
Vatican backs a 'Pause for Peace' during World Cup final
The effects of religious violence in Sarajevo 
The origin of Corpus Christi 
Corpus Christi at the Vatican 
Homage to an Indian Cardinal
Train of the Child's Light
New book explaining gestures of the Mass
Encounter between Pope Francis and the Charismatic Renewal in the Spirit Movement.
Religious tensions subside amid Balkan floods
John Paul II Center for Studies on Marriage and Family
Jul
31

Liturgical Calendar

July 31, 2014

Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Priest

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 13:47-53

Gospel
Date
07/31/14
07/30/14
07/29/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Jer 18: 1-6
Gospel:: Mt 13: 47-53

Saint of the Day

St. Ignatius of Loyola »

Saint
Date
07/28/14

Homily of the Day

Mt 13:47-53

Homily
Date
07/31/14
07/30/14
07/29/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: