Whether he turns his attention to the furthest corner of the Amazon, or to reforming his own curia in Rome, Francis may find that all roads lead through Berlin in 2020.
Analysis: Pope Francis and the Germans
Vatican City, Jan 31, 2020 / 02:15 pm (CNA).- The year 2020 is one month old and already stacked high with expectation for Pope Francis. The long-…
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"While Pope Francis and his curia have been clear that the Vatican alone can treat issues of universal Church teaching and discipline, the Germans have been equally clear that they see a very different future for the Church."
CNA points out that new curial reform might give "genuine doctrinal authority" to bishops' conferences, thus enabling German bishops to implement what they are currently discussing.