U.S. News Taps Fr. Mike Russo for Insight on Pope Francis' Synod of Bishops

U.S. News LogoU.S. News & World Report spoke with Communication Professor Rev. Michael Russo about Pope Francis' convening of the Synod of Bishops on the Family in Rome. Established by Pope Paul VI in 1965, shortly after Vatican II, the synod is an assembly of bishops from around the world who gather to consult with the pontiff to address important issues facing the Church. Russo, who teaches courses on religion, media & culture and political communication and the Catholic Church, said the outcome of the synod could reflect the stamp of the extremely popular and populist pope. Among the issues the synod is expected to explore during its two-week session are the rules governing the receiving of Communion by divorced and civilly remarried Catholics. Read the article "Catholic Leaders Meet for Historic Discussion of Marriage, Family Issues."

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Saturday, October 4, 2014