Results Announced on Votes on Duties of Bishops

Following are the results of the five votes taken Sept. 30 on chapter two of the schema on the pastoral duties of bishops. Seven votes on the same schema had been taken previously.

Vote eight — urging the bishops to watch over their entire flock in order to develop a community sense of life and work for expansion of the Mystical Body of Christ — yes, 2,172; no, 5; null, 1.

Vote nine—encouraging the role of the laity in the Church — yes, 1,089; no, 185; null, 1.

Vote 10 — urging the reorganization and adaptation of cathedral chapters of canons — yes, 2,163; no, 13.

Vote 11 — encouraging the unity of all priests in the priesthood of Christ — yes, 2,137; no, 32; null, 1.

Vote 12 — urging the interest of the local Ordinary in priests engaged in supradiocesan activities — yes, 2,137; no, 9; null, 1.

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