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Vatican Synod on the Middle East, Oct 10-24, 2010

Guidelines for the Synod (January 19, 2010)

Daily Bulletins from the Press Office of the Holy See

Oct 08, 2010

List of participants
Oct 10, 2010

Presentation by the Secretary General
Synodal Working Calendar
General Information on the Synod
The Synod Chapel
Prayer for the Special Assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishop
Notices
Oct 10, 2010

Solemn Inauguration of the Special Assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops

Oct 11, 2010

Solemn Opening of the Assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops
First General Congregation (Monday, 11 October 2010, Morning)
Notices

Oct 11, 2010

First General Congregation (Monday, 11 October 2010 - Morning) - Continuation
Second General Congregation (Monday, 11 October 2010 - Afternoon)
Notices

Oct 12, 2010

Third General Congregation (Tuesday, 12 October 2010 Morning)

Notices

Oct 12, 2010

Fourth General Congregation (Tuesday, 12 October 2010 - Afternoon)
Composition of the Commission for the Message
Notices

Oct 14, 2010

Welcome speech by the President of the italian Republic to a delegation of Synodal Fathers visiting the Quirinal palace

Oct 14, 2010

Sixth General Congregation (Thursday, 14 October 2010 - Morning)
Composition of the Commission for Information
Notices

Oct 14, 2010

Seventh General Congregation (Thursday, 14 October 2010 - Afternoon)

Errata Corrige
Notices

Oct 14, 2010

Seventh General Congregation (Thursday, 14 October 2010 - Afternoon) - Continuation

Oct 15, 2010

Eighth General Congregation (Friday, 15 October 2010 - Morning)
Errata Corrige

Oct 15, 2010

Audiences with the Holy Father
Ninth General Congregation (Friday, 15 October 2010 - Afternoon)
Second General Congregation (Monday, 11 October 2010 - Afternoon) - Continuation
Concert in honour of the Holy Father

Oct 16, 2010

Tenth General Congregation (Saturday, 16 October 2010 - Morning)
Ninth General Congregation (Friday, 15 October 2010 - Afternoon) - Continuation
Errata Corrige

Oct 17, 2010

Papal Chapel (Sunday, 17 October 2010)
- Homily by the Holy Father

Oct 18, 2010

Eleventh General Congregation (Monday, 18 October 2010 - Morning)
- Relatio Post Disceptationem
Calendar

Oct 18, 2010

Eleventh General Congregation (Monday, 18 October 2010 - Morning) - Continuation
- Auditio Auditorum (IV)
Notices

Oct 21, 2010

Announcement of Consistory for the Creation of new Cardinals
Working Groups: Second, Third and Fourth Sessions
Twelfth General Congregation (Thursday, 21 October 2010 - Morning)
- Presentation of the Integrated List of Propositions
- Auditio Delegatorum Fraternorum (II)
Gift from the Holy Father
Delegation of Synodal Fathers in visit to the italian Embassy to the Holy See
Conference on the Middle East at the Campidoglio
Notices
- Briefing

Oct 21, 2010

Speech of the Italian Foreign Minister, Franco Frattini, on the occasion of the Conference at the Campidoglio

Oct 21, 2010

Twelfth General Congregation (Thursday, 21 October 2010 - Morning) - Continuation
- Auditio Delegatorum Fraternorum (II)
Presentation of the Message to the People of God
Interventions “In Scriptis” Of Synod Fathers

Oct 22, 2010

Working Groups: fifth and sixth sessions
Thirteenth General Congregation (Friday, 22 October 2010 - Afternoon)
- Presentation of the Message to the People of God
- Voting for the Council (II)
Convivium with the Holy Father
A "Media Citadel" in the Middle East

Oct 23, 2010

Message to the People of God

Oct 23, 2010

Fourteenth General Congregation (Saturday, 23 October 2010 - Morning)
- Presentation and voting of the Final List of Propositions
- Composition of the Special Council for the Middle East of the General Secretariate of the Synod of Bishops

Oct 23, 2010

Final List of Propositions

Catholic News Service reports

Oct 25: "Synod asks pope to drop restrictions on married Eastern-rite priests" Cindy Wooden
Oct 25: "Israelis not happy with synod statement, angry over bishop's remarks" Sarah Delaney
Oct 25: "Peace is possible in Middle East, pope says at synod's closing Mass" Cindy Wooden
Oct 22: "Two bishops at synod question effectiveness of dialogue with Muslims" Cindy Wooden
Oct 19: "Iraqi bishops underscore reasons Christian minority flees country" Sarah Delaney
Oct 19: "Bishop says half of Christians in Middle East are vulnerable migrants" Cindy Wooden
Oct 19: "Sisters ask synod to promote women's dignity in Middle East" Cindy Wooden
Oct 18: "Synod report summarizes suggestions for strengthening church, dialogue" Cindy Wooden
Oct 15: "Synod hears repeated calls for common Christian Easter date" Cindy Wooden
Oct 14: "Muslim scholars address synod, say Middle East needs Christians" Cindy Wooden
Oct 12: "Synod members alarmed by declining Christian populations" Cindy Wooden
Oct 11: "At synod Mass, pope urges new pastoral energy for Middle East churches" John Thavis
Oct 11: "Synod opens with call for religious freedom for all in Middle East" Cindy Wooden
Oct 11: "In impromptu synod meditation, pope cites threat of 'false gods'" John Thavis

John Allen reports through National Catholic Reporter online

Oct 25: "Acrimony with Israel clouds close of Middle East Synod"
Oct 21: "From one pope to another: Middle East synod comes awfully late"

Oct. 18: "Interview with Cardinal Roger Mahony of Los Angeles" (about the Synod)

Oct 18: "Message from Iraq: 'Take our wealth, but leave us in peace'"
Oct 17: "Want to help Middle East Christians? Reach out to U.S. Muslims"
Oct 17: "Ecumenism a survival strategy in Middle East"
Oct 15: "For Palestinian Christians, things 'not hopeless, yet not very promising'"
Oct 15: "Beyond a 'tea and cookies' dialogue with Islam"
Oct 14: "Two Muslims, two perspectives on Middle East"
Oct 14: "Cry from Middle East synod: 'Power to the Patriarchs!'
Oct 13: "Israelis insist: Christians have it great in Jewish state"
Oct 13: "In Middle East, democracy is the 'Great Jihad'"
Oct 12: "Protests against 'Roman imperialism' at Middle East synod"

Oct 12: "Does benign neglect spell the 'Death of Christians of the East'?"

Oct 11: "On Israel, synod walks line between criticism and bashing"
Oct 11: "Religious freedom is synod's signature issue"
Oct 11: "Beyond exodus, a Christian influx in the Middle East"
Oct 11: "Pope sketches 'positive secularism' for Middle East"
Oct 8: "Beyond a 'Darth Vader' view of secularism"
Oct 8: "Middle East synod is unique, and here's why"

Other Items of Interest

Oct 12: Vatican Radio interview with Fr. David Neuhaus, vicar of Hebrew and Russian speaking Catholics with the Jerusalem Patriarchate.
Oct 13: Address of Rabbi David Rosen to the Synod
Oct 13: Vatican Radio interview with Rabbi David Rosen, advisor to the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and International Director of Inter-religious Affairs for the American Jewish Committee.
Oct 14: Address of Ayatollah Seyed Mostafa Mohaghegh Ahmadabadi to the Synod
Oct 14: Address of Muhammad Al-Sammak to the Synod