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Vatican Tells Bishops Not To Reform Faster Than Francis

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October 08, 2013 AT 10:10 AM
By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor PARIS (Reuters) - The Vatican warned bishops on Tuesday not to reform faster than Pope Francis, after a German diocese said that some divorced and remarried Catholics would now be allowed to receive communion and other sacraments. Vatican spokesman Rev Federico Lombardi, announcing the pope would hold a special synod of bishops in October 2014 to discuss issues facing the family, said local churches that come up with their own reforms in the meantime could create confusion. ...