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Congregation for Doctrine of Faith meets in Rome

The members of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith will meet in Rome this week for their annual plenary session.

Archbishop Tarcisio Bertone, the secretary of the Congregation, said that the members would discuss the work of the Congregation over the past two years. In particular, he mentioned that they would speak about the reactions prompted by the declaration Dominus Iesus, issued in September 2000. They would also appraise the cases of several Catholic theologians whose teaching has prompted the Congregation to issue corrections about their work.

The archbishop said that two new themes would be introduced for discussion by the members of the Congregation: the Eucharist in the Church, and the importance of natural law. He told a Vatican Radio audience that the latter topic had become more important because of a general decline in public understanding of the natural-law tradition.