.....The General Chapter will soon make a statement to Rome, which will then be made public.
Just as soon as Max gets his orders.
The announcement above was changed to:
The General Chapter will soon make a common statement to Rome, which will then be made public.
Does that mean anything?
com·mon   [kom-uhn] Show IPA adjective, com·mon·er, com·mon·est, noun
belonging equally to, or shared alike by, two or more or all in question: common property; common interests.
pertaining or belonging equally to an entire community, nation, or culture; public: a common language or history; a common water-supply system.
joint; united: a common defense.
widespread; general; ordinary: common knowledge.
of frequent occurrence; usual; familiar: a common event; a common mistake.
I notice they didn't say an 'earth shattering' or 'unexpected' or 'shocking' statement....
Sounds to me like they mean a statement that is already in common with Rome...meaning a matter of course, of which Rome knows and is expecting....but then what do I know?