Edward Pentin began reporting on the Pope and the Vatican with Vatican Radio before moving on to become the Rome correspondent for the National Catholic Register. He has also reported on the Holy See and the Catholic Church for a number of other publications including Newsweek, Newsmax, Zenit, The Catholic Herald, and The Holy Land Review, a Franciscan publication specializing in the Church and the Middle East. Edward is the author of “The Next Pope — The Leading Cardinal Candidates” to be published August 2020 by Sophia Institute Press, and “The Rigging of a Vatican Synod? An Investigation into Alleged Manipulation at the Extraordinary Synod on the Family”, published in 2015 by Ignatius Press. Follow him on Twitter @edwardpentin
Amid the reports that the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family last October was engineered to favor a particular point of view comes the latest news: A Vatican department allegedly intercepted dozens of copies of a new book written by five cardinals to prevent them being read by the majority of participants of last year’s Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family.
Anonymous sources claim that Remaining in the Truth of Christ, which reaffirmed Church teaching on marriage and the family, was mailed at the beginning of October to all the synod fathers in the Paul VI hall where the meeting was taking place, but many copies never reached their intended recipients. Reports of the book’s interception have also appeared on German sites in recent days, including Kathnet.
For more on this, see my piece over at Newsmax.