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Vatican Criticized Over Spinning Contentious Debates
Thursday, 09 Oct 2014 08:49 AM
As the Vatican Synod on the Family completed its third day of discussions Wednesday, concerns were growing that a few key officials in Holy See are controlling what comes out of the debates, ensuring the meeting is spun with a liberal bias.
The two week synod, which was called by Pope Francis and runs until Oct. 19, is made up of 250 prelates and experts who are debating a wide variety of contentious topics regarding marriage, the family and relationships.
Although assurances have been made by various church officials that doctrine won’t be changed, there is widespread unease that innovations in pastoral practice will make it seem that the church’s teachings have been weakened on such issues as artificial contraception, same-sex rights and crucial teachings held for two millennia.
The way the Vatican is handling the media during the synod has not reassured observers, with accusations that the synod administrators are muzzling and spinning the debate.