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Pope gathers church leaders

Posted by wlpo on October 5, 2014

Pope Francis has opened a 2-week meeting of 200 cardinals and bishops from around the world as part of a Vatican effort to understand why many in the Catholic Church have gone their own way on sexual and family issues like contraception, pre-marital sex and divorce.  At a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica Sunday, Francis says a creative, humble approach is needed. Conservatives want to reinforce Vatican doctrine. Liberals hope for more openness to the realities of Catholic families.

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