• Pope tells Sarah power is indeed shifting from Rome to the bishops

    Pope tells Sarah power is indeed shifting from Rome to the bishops

    • Oct 22, 2017

    In a rare move, Pope Francis has issued a public letter to one of his own cardinals correcting his interpretation of one of the pontiff’s decisions. In a missive dated Oct. 15, Francis tells Cardinal Robert Sarah of Guinea, head of the Vatican’s liturgical department, that the pope’s recent document ‘Magnum Principium’ does indeed mean a power shift away from Rome and toward local bishops’ conferences.