Synod not about remarriage says Bagnasco

Says public opinion 'grossly misleading' on upcoming session

(ANSA) - Vatican City, September 22 - The leader of Italy's bishops on Monday said media reports had fuelled "grossly misleading" public perceptions that next month's special synod on the family was all about divorced and remarried people being admitted to the sacraments.
    "(It is) grossly misleading, as it seems to be induced by public opinion, to reduce the work of the Synod of Bishops to that of discussing the sacramental practices surrounding divorce and remarriage", said Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, president of the Italian Episopal Conference (CEI).
    Bagnasco was speaking at the opening of a CEI meeting which will run through Wednesday.