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vol, 8
no. 49

BISHOPS CALL SYNOD HISTORIC ACHIEVEMENT
     VATICAN (CWN) -- The American Synod, meeting in Rome this month, has been an unprecedented opportunity to bring together the bishops of North and South America. That was the essential message of a press conference held at the Vatican

      Meeting with reporters were Archbishops Francis George of Chicago, Stanislas Karlic of Parana (Argentina), and Pedro de Almeida of Mariana (Brazil), and Bishop Alcide Casaretto of San Isidoro (Argentina). All agreed on the importance of this first continental meeting, uniting the bishops to explore common themes and set common policies to meet the pastoral challenges of the Western Hemisphere.

      The Synod itself was an important act of public witness to the Gospel, they said, insofar as it has underlined the unity that binds the People of God, even across national lines and socio-economic differences. They pointed out that the American continent, taken as a whole, now accounts for most of the world's baptized Catholics, and should assume an ever-increasing prominence in the work of evangelization.

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December 10, 1997       volume 8, no. 49
NEWS & VIEWS



December 1997