New calls for greater synodality—and the inclusion of many more voices than just bishops—may complicate the role of collegiality in church governance.
In a two page-letter, Pope Francis made clear not only his personal esteem for the cardinal but also that he stands by him, and the reasons for this.
The pope stresses hope, dialogue and discernment in opening address to the synod on young adults.
The meeting of the Synod of Bishops on young people is an opportunity for an ongoing conversation between everyday lived experience and church teachings.
Since dropping his bombshell letter, the archbishop has gone into hiding, making intermittent statements to those news outlets who share his opposition to Francis.
Prelates in Germany and Austria have united to support Pope Francis in response to a former papal nuncio's demand for his resignation.