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The Council of Cardinals pondered a ‘more systematic’ way to involve lay people in appointments, a Vatican spokesman said

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

The Pope faces criticisms, including over his handling of the abuse crisis

The Pope and the Council continue to discuss the process of identifying candidates for bishop roles

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A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Council of Cardinals will study the way the Church identifies and appoints bishops

Advisers put episcopal accountability ‘on the table’ during latest meeting with Francis