Bishops to Vote on Final Propositions

VATICAN CITY, OCT. 21, 2005 ( The list of propositions that the Synod of Bishops on the Eucharist will eventually give to Benedict XVI was presented to the general assembly.

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The bishops will vote on each of the propositions — in the first draft there were 50 — this Saturday.

According to the synod’s methodology, two-thirds of the members’ votes are needed for their approval.

The propositions constitute the basis for the Pope’s writing of the assembly’s final document, the postsynodal apostolic exhortation.

Vatican spokesman Joaquín Navarro Valls said today that Benedict XVI has not yet decided whether the propositions will be made public.

The propositions were not published in previous synods, in order to give the Pope sufficient freedom in writing the exhortation.

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