German ‘Synodal Path’ Set Back by Lack of Quorum [News/Analysis]

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After adopting several statements that challenge Catholic doctrine, a plenary session of the German bishops’ “Synodal Path” was closed unexpectedly on October 2 when Bishop Georg Bätzing, the president of the episcopal conference, found that the meeting lacked a quorum.

The synod meeting had already approved a dozen statements, including a call for the blessing of same-sex unions (in a clear rejection of Vatican warnings) and a statement that seems to question the necessity for an ordained priesthood. …

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