Document includes 46 questions for national bishops’ conferences around the world.
The Vatican has released a 26-page preparatory document, or Lineamenta, ahead of the Ordinary Synod of Bishops which will take place at the Vatican in October 2015.
The document, based on the final report on the extraordinary synod on the family which convened earlier this year, includes 46 questions for national bishops’ conferences around the world.
According to Catholic News Service, the report asks about “possible steps” and “unnecessary impediments” to “sacramental pastoral care” of “remarried divorcees”. And, in reference to “persons with a homosexual tendency”, it asks, “how to propose to them the demands of God’s will in their situation?”
The theme of the Ordinary Synod, which is scheduled to take place from October 4 to 25 next year, is “the vocation and mission of the family in the Church and the modern world”.
It will be larger gathering than the extraordinary synod, with more bishops from around the world in attendance.