While still in hiding, Archbishop Carlo Vignanò published on AldoMariaValli.it (October 6) a short text for the opening of the Amazon Synod, entitled, "The Negligent Pastors and the Fear to Proclaim the Gospel."
Its date is indicated as “the XXVII Sunday after Pentecost” which should be "the XXVII Sunday in Ordinary Time."
The short text consists of two paragraphs. The first quotes from the Pastoral Rule of St Gregory the Great. It is taken from the New Rite breviary for that Sunday and tells the clergy not to hide behind silence but to speak out against the wolves and the worldly powers which threaten the flock.
In the second paragraph, Viganò says that, "every priest must examine himself assiduously in order to conform his conduct to the supernatural light of this pastoral Rule of Saint Gregory the Great, including cardinals and bishops, and especially Pope Bergoglio, S.J.!"