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Pope Francis Calls for Decentralization of Catholic Church

Pope Francis has called for a "healthy decentralization" of power in the Catholic Church, including a greater role for the laity, more decision-making authority for bishops' conferences and even changes in the papacy. Frances made his comments Saturday during a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the Synod of Bishops, which meets occasionally and advises the pope on various issues. Francis said it is "necessary and urgent to think about a conversion of the...

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