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The hidden schism

The German Bishops’ Conference latest decision to convoke a local Synod that will lead to binding decisions on sexuality, priestly celibacy and reduction of clerical power was not a surprise. [1] It is part of a debate that the German Church has always carried forward. Rather than a surprise, the decision shed light once more on a well-known problem: the  [2]hidden schism within the Catholic Church.