Church needs more collegial decision making says pope
'Precious heritage of Vatican II', Francis says08 April, 13:21
Since his election a year ago, the reform-minded Francis has been trying to break up Vatican cliques and spread decision-making powers around to bring the Church back closer to the people. The pope said that, 50 years after Paul VI set up the Synod, "we need to revive still more the close link with all the Pastors of the Church".
"I want to valorise this precious heritage (of the Second Vatican Council)," Francis said.