[“Synodality when it suits me; otherwise, I will act capriciously when it doesn’t” and “missionary push without proselytizing” – i.e., without making converts]
by Elise Harris
Vatican City, Dec 14, 2016 / (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis’ Council of Cardinals met for the 17th time this week, with synodality and the Church’s “missionary drive” forming the basis of the discussion on how reform of the Curia’s various departments will move forward.
Discussion largely centered around the role of the Secretary of state and the Congregations for the Evangelization of Peoples (Propaganda Fides), for Bishops and for Oriental Churches.
According to a Dec. 14 communique from the Vatican, the “fundamental” themes of “missionary push” and “synodality” emerged as guidelines during the Dec. 12-14 the discussion. …