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Francis’ family synod: No changes, but everything has changed

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It’s now quite certain that Pope Francis’ big summit on family issues won’t endorse any changes to Church doctrine on the Church’s teaching about homosexuality or whether civilly remarried Catholics can receive Communion. And yet, it seems, everything has changed. From the crucial role African bishops have played in the debate, to calls to remove

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Africa’s Cardinal set to be a synod protagonist

ROME — At the opening news conference of the 2015 Synod of Bishops on the family on Monday, two leading European prelates said they were waiting to hear the voice of the Church in Africa with “great interest and respect.” When that time comes, one African in the synod hall who’s likely to have plenty

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