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I would like to thank all of you for coming today, and for the gracious and fraternal welcome by His Eminence. This Syndesmos gathering has one significant purpose: to present to you my thoughts on the process leading to a revised Charter, and for you to ask questions in a free and open forum of dialogue. In the sanctity of our spiritual relationship – as brothers committed to the Church – I am hopeful that our dialogue and discussion can lead us to a sense of solidarity. I will make my introductory remarks from a text, as I wish to be very precise and not misunderstood.