VATICAN CITY — On Oct. 5, the opening day of the 2015 synod on the family, Cardinal Peter Erdo of Esztergom-Budapest, the synod's relator general, gave an introductory speech to the synod fathers. Drawing from the working document for the synod as well as recent magisterial documents, Cardinal Erdo surveyed the work the assembly is called to do. He examined current challenges to the family and marriage, the vocation of the family and the family's mission today.
The full text of his prepared remarks was published in Italian on the Vatican's website. Please find below CNA's English translation of the entirety of his remarks:
most eminent and excellent synod...READ MORE