Brother Alois Löser, prior of the Taizé ecumenical monastic fraternity, acknowledged that there was some skepticism going into the discussion, but said he has seen “an evolution, a change in people” throughout the process.
“There was an openness, and opening to listening, there is a huge diversity within the Church, this is clear,” he said.
In terms of ideology, he said the Church can play a role in bridging ideological divides.
“We live in a world in which there are more and more fears, more concerns, so the temptation is to enclose ourselves, being trapped by ideologies,” he said, saying, “We must recognize this, we must acknowledge it. In church, we can really go against the current, against the tide.”