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Confidential synodality synod docs posted to unsecured server

Confidential records from the Vatican’s October synod on synodality have been posted to an unsecured cloud server in the days since the synodal assembly began this month, with new records added as recently as Thursday.

The records include rosters of synodal participants and their working group assignments — along with the reports filed by working groups at the conclusion of the synod’s first segment of discussion.

Working groups at the synod on synodality are composed of lay, religious, and clerical delegates either appointed by the pope or elected by national episcopal conferences, organized at the assembly into language-based discussion groups.

During the first week of the meeting, participants were asked to reflect on their experiences of the local phases of the two-year synod on synodality, which began with consultations in parishes and dioceses around the world.

According to worksheets posted to the cloud server, participants were asked what they learned about “listening as a characteristic of a synodal Church” and what “what tensions emerged most strongly” during local discussions.

A sample of working group reports reviewed by The Pillar contained responses which conform to synod updates provided by the Vatican press offices. Most reports expressed support for the concept of synodality, but views on doctrine varied — while some working groups emphasized doctrinal fidelity, at least one report expressed a call for the Church to reconsider doctrine on sexual morality.

Read more at The Pillar 

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