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Family and young people

Extrats from the Preparatory Document and from the Pope's Speeches    
Apostolic Vicar of Gulf: let's listen to lay faithful!
Women religious and lay people this week addressed the assembly of Bishops gathered in the Vatican for the Synod for Middle Eastern Churches.   
Intervention of Rev. Sister Marie-Antoinette SAADÉ, Member of the Congregation of the Maronite Sisters of the Holy Family; Responsible for training and apprenticeship (LEBANON), auditor
Given the scale and diversity of our multiple problems, I would like to reiterate a practical proposal on the pastoral family, which already exists,  
Intervention of Rev. Georges NORADOUNGUIAN, Rector, Armenian College, Rome (ITALY), auditor
If the Church is the assembly of the faithful and we are only clerics here, then we are not a Church but we are the leaders of our Churches.
With our
  
Intervention of Mons. Clément-Joseph HANNOUCHE, Bishop of Cairo of the Syrians, Protosyncellus of the Syro-Catholic Church in Sudan (EGYPT)
The world progresses and develops at great speed thanks to modern scientific technology. This progress has produced the phenomenon of opening that  
Intervention of Mr. Saïd A. AZER, Member of the Pontifical Council for the Laity (EGYPT), auditor
Thousands of young and adult persons, members of more than twenty Apostolic movements - as well as from the Neo-Catechumenal Way - participate in a  
Intervention of Card. Peter Kodwo Appiah TURKSON, President of the Pontifical Council of Justice and Peace (VATICAN CITY)
AWARENESS OF THE CHURCH’S SOCIAL DOCTRINE
From a reading of the Instrumentum laboris of this synod, what emerges is the need to spread more widely awareness
  
Intervention of Mons. Raymond Leo BURKE, Archbishop Emeritus of Saint-Louis, Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura (VATICAN CITY)
The first concern is a somewhat widespread problem of Catholic faithful passing to a non-Catholic Eastern Church or the Islamic religion in order to  
Intervention of Mons. Georges BOU-JAOUDÉ, Archbishop of Tripoli of Lebanon of the Maronites (LEBANON)
The Instrumentum laboris barely mentioned the role of laity in the church and their relationship with the clergy and the bishops.
In the Maronite
  
Intervention of Mons. Joseph Jules ZEREY, Titular Archbishop of Damiata of the Greek-Melkites, Auxiliary and Protosyncellus of the Patriarchate of Antioch of the Greek-Melkites (JERUSALEM)
Why do many of our families emigrate? Why do they live half-heartedly, crushed by greed coming notably from media, the pressures coming from all  
Synod: Holy Land must not become open-air museum
Work continued behind closed doors on the third day of the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East. Wednesday morning saw the first session of the  

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