- Pope criticizes 'closed hearts' at bishops' gathering
- Catholic Bishops End Family Synod With Little To Say To Gays
Anthony Faiola, Washington (DC) Post
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After a three-week bishops meeting, or synod, on issues including divorce and homosexuality, Pope Francis criticizes church leaders who "bury their heads in the sand" on matters pertaining to family issues. (Reuters)
October 25, 2015 | Pope Francis on Sunday appeared to lecture church elders at the closing of a landmark summit on the family here, suggesting they should not be quick to exclude a broad array of people deserving of God’s grace.
In a Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica to mark the end of the three-week summit — known as a synod — Francis seemed to target narrowness, focusing his homily on the biblical story of a blind man named Bartimaeus whom Jesus engages during a journey.
“None of the disciples stopped, as Jesus did,” Francis said in what at times appeared to be a scolding tone.
Anthony Faiola, Berlin Bureau chief, Washington (DC) Post <https://www.washingtonpost.com>
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