XI ORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS
THE FINAL LIST OF PROPOSITIONS
The official Latin text of The Final List of Propositions of the Eleventh Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, subject to individual vote by the synod fathers, is intended for the Supreme Pontiff, to whom it will be duly submitted. By its very nature, this text is confidential and will not be published, in keeping with the consultative character of the synodís work, since the text decidedly contains recommendations.
This time only, the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, has graciously allowed the provisional and unofficial Italian-language text, done by the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops, to be published in the Holy See Press Office Bulletin.
In this regard, it must said that the Propositions are the culminating point of a long synod process, which can eventually become a part of a pontifical document. Their inclusion, however, in no way lessens the contributions of the Lineamenta, the Instrumentum Laboris, the Disceptatio in Aula, beginning with the Relatio Ante Disceptationem and ending with the Relatio Post Disceptationem, and the Nuntius (Message). The work of the Circuli Minores (small working groups) resulted in a consensus of opinion among the synod fathers, who listened to each other during open discussion, in a climate of intense episcopal communion cum Petro et sub Petro.
The unofficial version in Italian was published in the pluri-lingual and Italian editions of the Bulletin.