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Bishop Mario Grech, secretary general of Synod of Bishops.

Pope Francis appoints Maltese bishop as secretary general of Synod of Bishops

Pope Francis appointed a new secretary general of the Synod of Bishops Wednesday.  Read more

Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri speaks to journalists Oct. 2, 2019.

Pope Francis appoints Maltese bishop pro-secretary general of Synod of Bishops

The Vatican announced Wednesday that Pope Francis has nominated Maltese Bishop Mario Grech pro-secretary general of the Synod of Bishops... Read more

Pope Francis greets the pilgrims during his weekly general audience in St Peter's square at the Vatican on January 08, 2014. Via Shutterstock.

Pope Francis asks youth for help in ‘preventing atrocities’ of abuse

Pope Francis has called upon young people to be vigilant in the face of “horrible crimes” of clerical sexual abuse,... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Analysis: Will bishops push for clarity on the synod’s procedural rules?

Recent changes to canon law have left some bishops attending the 2018 Synod of Bishops uncertain about the meeting’s procedural... Read more

Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri.

Baldisseri reproves Chaput, says abuse crisis won’t stop synod success

The secretary general of an upcoming synod of bishops said Monday he thinks the abuse scandal in the Catholic Church... Read more