Pell named to post-Synod committee

Cardinal George Pell is part of a team of 15 prelates selected for a post-synodal council that is to carry the work of the 2-23 October Synod of Bishops to its conclusion.

CLICK HERECatholic World News reports that Archbishop Nikola Eterovic, the general secretary of the Synod of Bishops, released the names of the committee members. There are four from each of the regions America, Asia/Oceania, and Europe, and three from Africa.

Some of the members were elected by the full Synod membership; others were appointed by Pope Benedict XVI.

Meanwhile Cardinal Pell participated in a post-synodal press conference at the weekend, along with Cardinal Marc Ouellet of Quebec, Archbishop Roland Minnerath of Dijon, France, and Bishop Salvatore Fisichella, rector of the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome.

The Vatican Information Service says Cardinal Ouellet spoke of the climate of fraternity and unity in the faith that had characterised the Synod, despite the diversity of cultures. He specified how the final message of the synodal assembly was based "not on propositions or comments, but on the Eucharist as the fulcrum of Church life and activity".

Post-synod committee named (Catholic World News 24/10/05)
Climate of fraternity and unity in the faith (Vatican Information Service 22/10/05)

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Pope talks to Synod about collegiality (CathNews 5/10/05)
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Aussie Synod expert stresses Eucharist values before rules (CathNews 29/9/05)
Two Australians on auditors list for October Synod (CathNews 27/9/05)
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Twenty-First General Congregation (Vatican Information Service 21/10/05)
Final message of the Synod of Bishops (Vatican Information Service 22/10/05)
Twenty-Second General Congregation (Vatican Information Service 22/10/05)
Letter to Chinese bishops absent from the Synod (Vatican Information Service 23/10/05)
Pope closes the synod and the Year of the Eucharist (Vatican Information Service 24/10/05)
Special bond between Eucharist and the Church's Mission (Vatican Information Service 24/10/05)
Final Synod message is hopeful and sober (catholicireland.net 24/10/05)
Never before has China's Church been so present at a Synod (AsiaNews.it 24/10/05)
Synod closes with strong emphasis on eucharistic renewal (Catholic News Service 24/10/05)
Pope Benedict closes Bishop's Synod, says Eucharist must be inner force for all faithful (Catholic News Agency 24/10/05)
Pope entrusts Synod to care of Mary, stresses bond between Eucharist and Church's mission (Catholic News Agency 24/10/05)
Final message of Synod clings to Church practice and tradition, stresses Eucharist must be central (Catholic News Agency 24/10/05)
Synod Of Bishops Concludes Solemnly, 50 Recommendations Published (Catholic Bishops Conference of India 24/10/05)
Synod speaks on celibacy, divorce, intercommunion, etc. (Catholic World News 22/10/05)
Eucharist is source of mission, Pope tells audience (Catholic World News 24/10/05)
Cardinal Kasper questions Synod conclusion on divorce and Communion (Catholic World News 24/10/05)
Benedict XVI Publishes Synod's Recommendations (Zenit 23/10/05)
At Synod, Regrets Over Absence of 4 Chinese (Zenit 23/10/05)
On Closing of Synod and Year of the Eucharist (Zenit 23/10/05)
Pope's Homily at Close of Year of the Eucharist (Zenit 23/10/05)
Message of Synod on the Eucharist (Zenit 23/10/05)
Synod's Letter to Absent Chinese Bishops (Zenit 23/10/05)

25 Oct 2005