SACBC Uncategorized Holy See: Germany’s synodal path cannot make doctrinal decisions

Holy See: Germany’s synodal path cannot make doctrinal decisions

“In order to protect the freedom of the People of God and the exercise of the episcopal ministry, it seems necessary to clarify that the ‘Synodal Path’ in Germany does not have the faculty to oblige bishops and the faithful to assume new forms of governance and new approaches to doctrine and morals. It would not be lawful to initiate in the dioceses, prior to an agreed understanding at the level of the universal Church, new official structures or doctrines, which would represent a wound to ecclesial communion and a threat to the unity of the Church.”

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Original communication in German and Italian

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