My most astute comments first:
In recent months, if not weeks, the Vatican has told the bishops of Germany that only a priest can be a “pastor” of a parish. It makes you wonder if the bishops even attended a seminary or read the Baltimore Catechism that the Vatican has to tell them such a thing!
Then the Vatican told bishops, priests and deacons, not to mention anyone who does an emergency baptism, that only the words, I baptize you, in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit constitutes a valid baptism, any other words, to include even the royal “we” invalidates the conferral of the sacrament.
And then Pope Francis wrote notes about how angry he was with the last synod and I presume all his synods because of participants bringing “his (their) truth” to the table and not discerning THE Truth, the Way and the Life of God. I expanded on that anger of the pope by the way.
So what does this tell the German Church which is going off the rails with its local synodal process?
And now this to the Australian Church which wanted priests to be able to break the seal of confession for some mortal sin and to propose option celibacy. THE VATICAN SAID NO! :