Who Won? Who Lost? 5 Points on the Contentious Vatican Summit

At Religion News Service, David Gibson writes on the takeaways from the latest Vatican synod, which ended on Sunday. While conservatives were pleased that no radical decisions were made, the clergy left the door open for Pope Francis to enact more liberal reforms. “The real takeaway from this synod is that Pope Francis has changed the way the church goes about reflecting on her pastoral ministry. That’s no small thing,” said Cardinal Donald Wuerl.

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