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A legal assessment says the German bishops’ plans violate canonical norms

The proposal, which followed the instructions of a June letter from the Pope, was rejected in a 21-3 vote

The controversial lay group has a history of open dissent from Church teaching

The decision comes despite the Pope warning the German bishops they must remain in step with the whole Church

This will be the cardinal’s last chance to overturn his conviction

Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington was questioned over Rossi during a ‘Theology on Tap’ session

Prison authorities are investigating how Pell’s letter was posted on social media

In a handwritten letter from prison, the cardinal said he was ‘disturbed’ by preparations for the Amazon synod

McCarrick funnelled hundreds of thousands of dollars through what was known as the Archbishop’s Fund

The document represents a consolidation of power in Rome unprecedented in the modern era