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Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops.

Vatican summit on 'theology of the priesthood' will look at questions raised in recent synods

Apr 12, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Marc Ouellet announced Monday that the Vatican will host a theological symposium on the priesthood that will touch on... Read more

Pope Francis at the opening Mass for the Amazon synod Oct. 6, 2019.

Pope's exhortation on Amazon synod to come out next week

Feb 7, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on the Amazon region will be published Feb. 12, the Vatican announced Friday.  Read more

A 2019 meeting in the Vatican's New Synod Hall.

Amazon synod discussion groups support married priests, female deacons

Oct 18, 2019

By Courtney Mares

At least four of the 12 language groups at the Amazon synod overtly propose the ordination of married men to... Read more

Missionary: Married priests in Amazon wouldn't get to the root of the problem

Oct 15, 2019

A South American missionary to Angola who is participating in the Amazon Synod at the invitation of the pope has... Read more

José Ángel Divassón Cilveti speaks at an Amazon synod press conference at the Vatican Oct. 14, 2019.

Amazon Synod bishop: The Gospel brings new concepts to cultures, like forgiveness

Oct 14, 2019

By Courtney Mares

While the Vatican’s Synod of Bishop on the Amazon discusses the idea of “inculturating” the Gospel’s proclamation with local culture,... Read more

Pope Francis speaks inside the synod hall of the Vatican.

Pope Francis: Ordination of married men 'absolutely not' main theme of Amazon synod

Aug 9, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

The ordination to the priesthood of mature, married men, sometimes called viri probati, is among the topics to be addressed... Read more