Who won? Who lost? 5 points on the contentious Vatican summit

October 25, 2015 7:43 PM

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The most significant and contested gathering of Roman Catholic bishops in the last 50 years formally ended Sunday after three weeks of debate and dispute, but the arguments over who “won” and who “lost” are only beginning.

The synod of 270 cardinals and bishops from around the world was the second in a year called by Pope Francis to address whether Catholicism could adapt its teachings to modern family life. Traditionalists had taken a hard line against any openings, especially after last October’s meeting seemed to p...

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