|Archbishop Bruno Forte of Chieti-Vasto|
The Vice President is elected by the General Assembly of the Bishops' Conference. Archbishop Bruno Forte of Chieti-Vasto (a pupil of Carlo Maria Cardinal Martini) whom Pope Francis had designated to the Special Secretary of the Synod of Bishops on the family, was front-runner. Archbishop Forte had been the author of the controversial Relatio post disceptationem, around which there has been heated controversy within and outside the Synod Hall. He had also infamously resisted Benedict XVI 's corrected translation of the words of consecration "pro multis" to "for many" instead of "for all".
The "duel" in the Bishops' Conference
|Bishop Nunzio Galatino|
It is too soon to acclaim this as good news for the Church; it's almost certainly not, because so little that comes out of Rome at the moment is. However, genuine Catholics can surely be allowed to celebrate the defeat of one more worldly, faithless liberal.
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