Tuesday, October 7, 2014


Family synod: ‘Speak clearly and don’t be afraid to offend me,’ says Pope

By STAFF REPORTER on Monday, 6 October 2014

Pope Francis has said Catholics must speak their minds and not be afraid to offend him, during his address to the opening session of the family synod at the Vatican this morning.
Speaking to the gathered bishops he said the faithful must not keep things back just because they might be worried “what will the Pope think”, according to Catholic News Service.
“Speak clearly. Don’t tell anyone, ‘you can’t say that’,” he added.
Pope Francis went on to say that “the spirit of collegiality is to speak boldly and to listen with humility” and he also welcomed the lay men and women present at the synod. “You enrich our spirit of synodality,” he told them.
During the two-week synod summaries of each session will be published by the Holy See press office at the end of each day.

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  1. കനോന്‍ നിയമങ്ങള്‍ അനുസരിച്ചു അല്‍മായര്‍ക്ക് അഭിപ്രായ സ്വാതന്ത്ര്യമുണ്ട്. പക്ഷെ അല്‍മായര്‍ അഭിപ്രായം പറഞ്ഞാല്‍ തലമുറകളോളം ദൈവശാപംകിട്ടുമെന്നു പറഞ്ഞു ഭയപ്പെടുത്തകയും സഭാവിരോധിയാണെന്നു പറഞ്ഞു മുദ്രകുത്തുകയും ചെയ്യുന്ന പതിവ് മെത്രാന്‍മാരുടെയും വൈദികരുടെയിടയിലും ഉണ്ടായിരുന്നു. അതെല്ലാം കഴിഞ്ഞ കാലഘട്ടത്തിലെ കഥകളാണ്.
    കാനോന്‍ നിയമം
    - Canon 212 §3
    “According to the knowledge, competence, and prestige which
    [the laity] possess, they have the right and even at times the duty
    tomanifest to the sacred pastors their opinion on matters which
    pertain to the good of the Church and to make their opinion
    known to the rest of the Christian faithful, without prejudice
    to the integrity of faith and morals, with reverence toward their
    pastors, and attentive to common advantage and the dignity of
    പോപ്പ് ആഹ്വാനം ചെയ്തതനുസരിച്ച് ഭയംകൂടാതെ നിങ്ങളുടെ അഭിപ്രായങ്ങള്‍ എഴുതുക- സോള്‍ ആന്‍ഡ് വിഷന്‍