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Rome and the family

06 November 2015


From Mr Robert Ian Williams

Sir, — It is always interesting to read the insights of others, but, in the case of Paul Vallely and the Vatican Synod on the family, I was quite saddened by his belief in a conspiracy by the forces of reaction (Comment, 30 October).

He leaves out the key and wise words of Pope Francis, found in his homily at the end of the Synod: “This in no way detracts from the importance of Laws and divine commandments, but rather to exalt the greatness of the true God.”

It would be inconceivable that in the Roman Catholic Church a situation would arise where every priest became the arbiter of who should receive holy communion.

The nearest comparison I can think of is the subjective approach to marriage after divorce now operative within the Church of England, where the conscience of the cleric is the key determinant.

Y Garreg Lwyd
Whitchurch Road
Bangor is y Coed
Wrexham LL13 0BB

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