At Synod Closing, Pope Stresses Inclusion, Open Hearts, Encounter, and Mercy | Bondings 2.0


The synod has officially ended.  While the final report was made public on Saturday late in the day, and Pope Francis gave his closing speech at that time, the synod did not truly end until Sunday morning, with a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica. Pope Francis, lower left, delivering the homily at the synod’s closing Mass in the grandeur of St. Peter’s Basilica. (Francis DeBernardo Photograph) At the liturgy, the pope delivered the homily, and he preached on the day’s readings, focusing primarily on the Gospel…

But throughout the text, many of his comments referenced themes which emerged during the three weeks of meetings, such as seeking out those on the margins:

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