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1967 First Ordinary General Assembly. Preservation and strengthening of the Catholic faith, its integrity, its force, its development, its doctrinal and historical coherence

1967  First Ordinary General Assembly. Preservation and strengthening of the Catholic faith, its integrity, its force, its development, its doctrinal and historical coherence
First Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops In Session: 29 September - 29 October 1967 Synod Fathers: 197 Topic: “The Preservation and Strengthening of the Catholic Faith, its Integrity, its Force, its Development, its Doctrinal and Historical Coherence”   Pope Paul VI stated the goals for this First General Assembly: “... the preservation and the strengthening of the Catholic faith, its integrity, its force, its development, its doctrinal and historical coherence”. One result...

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Preparatory Document from the Synod for the Amazon

Preparatory Document from the Synod for the Amazon
Preparatory Document Amazonia: New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology Preamble             In accordance with the proclamation by Pope Francis on October 15, 2017, the Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, called to reflect on the theme: New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology, will take place in October 2019. New paths for evangelization must be designed for and with the People of God who live in this region:...

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Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri - Secretary General

Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri - Secretary General
Lorenzo Baldisseri was born in San Pietro in Campo, Barga, Italy, on 29 September 1940. The youngest of seven children, he entered the seminary in Pisa, where in addition to theology and philosophy he also studied piano. He was ordained a priest on 29 June 1963. He holds a licence in dogmatic theology and a doctorate in canon law, with a thesis entitled: “The Nunciature in Tuscany”. In 1971 he entered the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy where he graduated two years later. He also studied at...

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