Polish bishop says synod members trust Holy Spirit, guidance of pope

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October 15, 2015

Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki of Poznan, president of the Polish bishops' conference, leaves a session of the Synod of Bishops on the family at the Vatican Oct. 14. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See SYNOD-SECOND-REPORTS Oct. 14, 2015.

Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki of Poznan, president of the Polish bishops’ conference, leaves a session of the Synod of Bishops on the family at the Vatican Oct. 14. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Members of the Synod of Bishops trust the Holy Spirit and Pope Francis’ guidance in confronting issues facing today’s families, said Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki of Poznan.

“An atmosphere of fear does not exist because we believe in the Holy Spirit. We also believe in the guidance of the Holy Father, who has to regulate this,” Archbishop Gadecki, president of the Polish bishops’ conference, told journalists Oct. 15.

The Polish archbishop, along with Mexican Archbishop Carlos Aguiar Retes of Tlalnepantla, spoke about the speeches given Oct. 14-15 at the synod; the presentations in the synod hall focused on pastoral responses to the challenges facing families today.

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