Vatican: "All Bishops Should Prepare the Faithful for the Post-Synodal Letter
(Rome) The publication of the post-synodal letter is imminent. All the bishops of the world will be prompted via e-mail by the Pontifical Council for the Family to prepare the faithful and the public for the adoption of post-synodal letter of Pope Francis on Marriage and Family.
As reported by La Croix , the daily newspaper of the French Bishops' Conference the electronic notification comes from Curial Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Council for the Family . He urged all bishops to convene a press conference - if possible everywhere at the same time, namely, simultaneously, with the press conference in Rome - to present the post-synodal letter of Pope Francis about the family.
The letter is the result of double Synod on marriage and family, which took place in 2014 and, 2015. It is to replace the Apostolic Exhortation Familiaris Consortio (1981) by Pope John Paul II. During the double synod at the Vatican, there had been violent conflicts between the members of the synod who defended the sacrament of marriage and the Christian moral teachings, and a beneficiary of Pope Francis' minority, Cardinal Walter Kasper, who wants to enforce a change in the Church's teaching by way of a change in practice.
The "Kasperians" have called de facto, for a recognition of divorce and homosexuality. Curial Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, a member of the Community of Sant'Egidio , stood on the side of the Kasperians.
Paglia's invitation to the bishops stated that the idea of the post-synodal letter recommended that the press conference should have "an expert on family ministry" done primarily by "a theologian or a pair" who are capable of speaking "to a large audience."
According to leaks, the post-synodal includes a good 200 pages. The probability that it will be read by a wide audience is therefore extremely low. What overall impression it will give, therefore, is highly dependent on the presentation, the keywords which will be stressed and their playback from the media.