Posted by SCMO on 2nd April 2005 in Christianity |
...of major encyclical
s or teaching documents, publishing 14 encyclical
s, 15 Apostolic exhortations, 11 Apostolic Constitutions and 43 Apostolic letters. Pope John Paul II also saw to the ongoing implementation of the Vatican Council s request for regular synods or meetings of bishops from all over the world. He presided at each one of these synods, some 15 in number, sitting through long hours of input from bishops, who had travelled to Rome, representing the views of their Bishops Conferences. I remember one bishop saying to me: If I had to spend so much time at meetings, I would ensure that I had more excuses ready not to be present for some of the time! .A...