His Grace, Archbishop Zbigniew Stankiewicz of Riga, Latvia, also has serious concerns with the mid-term relatio coming from the Synod on the Family; he is gravely concerned with the second part that seeks to pander to secularism. The Archbishop was born in Latvia of Polish parentage. He holds a doctorate from the Lateran University. His comments to Vatican Radio are carried by
the Polish Bishops.
The Archbishop stated:
...the world truly does not need a counterfeit gospel, but the world needs light, the truth of the Gospel.
...And if it will be something diluted, then unfortunately, we will first be applauded, then unneeded, just air to be trampled on.
I hope that in the language groups there will be discussion on these topics and will be on this discussion, and that this document will be corrected and and something will change. "
Update: Christiana 24 carries a report a full report ("The Polish bishops: the synodal document? Unacceptable!") on this as well as Archbishop Gadecki's critique.