The Story Behind the Synod’s Final Document
September 09, 2015
Much of what went on in the creation of the synod’s interim report has been well documented—less well-known is what happened in the drafting of the synod’s final report.
Cardinal Peter Erdo of Esztergom-Budapest, Hungary, relator for the extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family, left, talks with Italian Archbishop Bruno Forte of Chiet-Vasto, special secretary of the synod, before the morning session of the synod at the Vatican Oct. 18, 2014. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
[Editor’s note: The following is an exclusive excerpt from Edward Pentin’s new book The Rigging of a Vatican Synod? An Investigation of Alleged Manipulation at the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, available now from Ignatius Press as an e-book. To find out what really went on before, during, and after last year’s controversial Synod of Bishops, Pentin spent months speaking to many of those who were there and piecing together what happened behind the closed doors of the Vatican’s Synod Hall.
In this excerpt, Pentin reports on the back-room discussions and politicking that took place during the drafting of the synod’s final document.]
Attempts to Manipulate the Final Document
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