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Final session mulls Synod's propositions for Middle East


The synod of bishops for the Middle East held its last session Friday, with Pope Benedict XVI presiding over the final general congregation before Saturday's vote on the Synod’s draft propositions. Once agreed, the 41 points will be given to the Pope as suggestions for use in his post-synodal apostolic exhortation. The Synod itself concludes Sunday with mass in St Peter’s.
Reflecting on the outcome of the two week gathering, the Archbishop of Haifa, Paul El-Sayah, told Tracey McClure that “ultimately what matters is how it impacts the daily lives of Christians in the Middle East”, adding that many of the faithful from his own diocese “still want to emigrate”. Listen:




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