Pope tells bishops at family synod to speak fearlessly

Dan McWilliams Catholic Church, News

By Francis X. Rocca VATICAN CITY (CNS) ‑‑ Pope Francis opened the first working session of an extraordinary Synod of Bishops on Oct. 6, urging participants to speak fearlessly and listen humbly during two weeks of discussion of the “pastoral challenges of the family.” Hungarian Cardinal Peter Erdo of Esztergom-Budapest then outlined some of the major challenges the bishops would …