Delegates also elected members for a commission tasked with establishing a permanent, national Synodal Council.
Delegates also voted to delay addressing perhaps the most controversial topic: establishing synodal councils at the parish and diocesan level.
The private audience with the pope took place shortly before the public release of Gänswein’s forthcoming book detailing his nearly 20 years of service to Benedict XVI.
Pope Francis Monday gave his annual address to Vatican diplomats, describing the speech as “a call for peace in a world that is witnessing heightened divisions and war.”
Head football coach Marcus Freeman told members of the press Sept. 15 that he had tried to keep his recent conversion to the Catholic faith under wraps.
“Welcome to our newest Catholic, Marcus Freeman,” read an announcement in the Sept. 11 bulletin published by St. Pius X Catholic Church in Granger, Indiana.