Vatican City, Sep 4, 2019 / 16:45 pm
Two cardinals have sent letters to fellow members of the College of Cardinals, raising concerns about the working document for an upcoming synod of bishops on the pan-Amazonian region.
"Some points of the synod's Instrumentum laboris seem not only in dissonance with respect to the authentic teaching of the Church, but even contrary to it," Cardinal Walter Brandmüller wrote to fellow cardinals in an Aug. 28 letter obtained by CNA.
"The nebulous formulations of the Instrumentum, as well as the proposed creation of new ecclesial ministries for women and, especially, the proposed priestly ordination of the so-called viri probati arouse strong suspicion that even priestly celibacy will be called into question," the cardinal wrote.
Brandmüller said that the leaders of the pan-Amazonian synod have given him concern about its proceedings.