Cardinal Gerhard Müller Reflects on the Synod on the Family
Participates in Round Table Discussion on Two Week Meeting at Regina Apostolorum
Rome, October 22, 2014 Massimo Nardi
The first phase of the Synod has ended and now its the time for Post-Synodal reflections, to which is entrusted the task of translating, in the living fabric of the community of the faithful, the many issues that arose during the two week meeting.
A testimony of the fruitfulness of ideas that emerged at the Synod was given in the course of the round table discussion: “The Hope of the Family – The Synod and Beyond,” held on October 21, 2014 at the European University of Rome (UER), in the within the meetings organized by the “John Paul II Cultural Circles.”
The round table discussion was introduced by Antonio Gaspari, Editor-in-Chief of ZENIT News Agency, who, after the open greeting, presented the panel: Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith; Bishop Luigi Negri, President of the John Paul II International Foundation for the Magisterium of the Church; Monsignor Livio Melina, President of the John Paul II Pontifical Institute for the Study of Marriage and the Family, and Costanza Miriano, journalist and writer.
Gaspari explained that the framework of the conference is Cardinal Müller’s book entitled “The Hope of the Family,” published by Ares Editions. The conference was also an opportunity to clear the misunderstandings and provocations that surrounded the work of the Synod.
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