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[Amazon] Synod Bishops to Renew Vatican II’s “Pact of the Catacombs” for the Poor
Crux ^ | 10/19/19 | Inés San Martín

Posted on 10/20/2019 7:37:45 AM PDT by marshmallow

ROME - Some 54 years ago, 42 bishops participating in the Second Vatican Council signed what’s known as the “Pact of the Catacombs,” committing to living simply like the poorest of their parishioners.

Early Sunday morning in Rome, some of the 180 bishops participating in the Oct. 6-27 Synod of Bishops on the Amazon will make a pilgrimage to the Catacombs of Domitilla on the outskirts of Rome to renew that promise.

The information was first published by the Brazilian news site Dom, and Crux confirmed it Saturday with Peruvian Cardinal Pedro Barreto Jimenez, who said the gesture is not about “renewing the Pact of the Catacombs, but about renewing the path of the Church with Jesus, with Mary, in poverty, in humility, as he lived it.”

The Pact of the Catacombs is to go back to the joy of the Gospel to which Pope Francis calls,” Barreto said Saturday. “We’re going to renew that same spirit of the Gospel” embraced by the original group of bishops, led by Archbishop Helder Cámara of Olidna and Recife in Brazil.

This time, the driving force behind the catacombs declaration is also a prelate from Brazil, though of Austrian origins: retired Bishop Erwin Kräutler of Xingu, Brazil, which is located in the Amazon. Sunday’s Mass will be celebrated by Brazilian Cardinal Claudio Hummes, the relator, or chairman, of the Synod of Bishops on the Amazon.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; History; Ministry/Outreach

1 posted on 10/20/2019 7:37:45 AM PDT by marshmallow
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See also this analysis by Michael Matt of Remnant TV

He sums it all up as a cleverly worded attempt to replace the Church with Freemasonry, a “brotherhood of man.”

2 posted on 10/21/2019 8:57:41 AM PDT by Missouri gal
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