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Secrecy at the Synod on Synodality: What We Know About Delegates’ Confidentiality Requirements

Daniel Ibáñez
Speaking at a press briefing on Oct. 6, Vatican spokesman Paolo Ruffini said that there needs to be “a certain amount of confidentiality about who takes the floor and who doesn’t in order to leave the space open … for ‘conversation in the Spirit.’”

The Vatican says the confidentiality requirement exists ‘in order to guarantee the freedom of expression of each and all regarding their thoughts and to ensure the serenity of the discernment in common’