The shape of most bishops participating at the Youth Synod is "not ascetic but chubby", German Jesuit Father Clemens Blattert wrote in a humorous article on VaticanNews.va (October 17).
One bishop who is quartered in a Jesuit house in Rome told Blattert that in the night, during an attempt to turn around in his bed he fell out of it. As an add-on the bed then fell upon him while he was laying on the floor.
During a break, Blattert overheard a bishop stating that the Synod was “terrible, terrible, terrible”.
“Purgatory is nothing compared to it. I can’t believe how boring it is”, the bishop added.
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