I haven't followed church goings-on as closely as I used to, but there has been a push since at least the early 90s to adopt the guidelines used by the Orthodox churches when it comes to divorce/remarriage/communion. Being the only other ancient church, and close in theology to the RCC, their practices and the reasoning behind them hold a great deal of weight inside the RCC. I'm hoping that with the closeness Benedict enjoyed with the Ecumenical Patriarch and the esteem in which held (and holds) Orthodox theology, that there might be movements towards adopting such practices even among the more conservative theologians.
Should be an interesting synod!
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